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If someone is reaching out to love you, it means that they see something darn good in you. It is important that you recognize that you are worth loving and accept the love into your life!

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How to Accept Being Loved

“You know you’re damaged when a guy finally comes along, giving you love and attention you deserve and you have no idea how to react.”

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Accepting Love

How do I allow myself to be loved?

It’s important to try to work on eliminating the obstacles in your life that are preventing you from allowing love in your life.

1. Let go of past pain. Dwelling on the past will prevent you from experience or even see love when it is right in front of you.

2. Focus on the positive. Focus on what you have accomplished in your life, not what you haven’t completed yet. Try to find the good in everything instead of dwelling on the bad things that are happening around you. You shouldn’t have to look very hard to find something good that is happening in your life.

3. Take a risk. Let go of your fear and allow yourself to be vulnerable. Fear can stop you from finding the love of your life. What is the worst that can happen to you if you step out of your comfort zone? Is it really that bad? Take the risk, face your fear, and allow yourself to find and accept love into your life.

What does it mean to accept love?

When you accept love, it means that you accept the good that another sees in you. A couple that accepts love sees the good in each other, values the qualities in each other and helps each other to become a better individual.

Why do I have such a hard time accepting love into my life?

Sometimes people that have a low self-esteem or a poor self image of themselves have a difficult time accepting love into their life. Accepting compliments from others can be difficult for people that don’t have a good self-image.

If you have been hurt in the past, it can be difficult to accept love back into your life. You know you’re damaged when a guy finally comes along, giving you love and attention you deserve and you have no idea how to react.

Get a journal and take the time to sit down everyday and write something positive about yourself in it.

Practice complimenting others that you are close to. How did this make you feel? This will make it easier for you to begin accepting a compliment from them.

How do you love someone again after they hurt you?

Make sure that you are open and honest with the person that hurt you before accepting them back into your life. Let them know what they did and how it affected you.

Your partner will need to show you that they have changed. This does not happen overnight, so you must be patient with them.

How do you learn to accept love?

If you have been hurt in the past, it can make it more difficult to accept love again.

It is important to accept the past for what it was, deal with it and move on.

Face your fear. The love that you can experience in your life by far will outweigh the risk.

Conclusion

If someone is reaching out to love you, it means that they see something darn good in you. It is important that you recognize that you are worth loving and accept the love into your life!

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Today, in 2020, many people around the world are having to face this deadly virus and are struggling to make difficult sacrifices in their life for the sake of others.

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Sacrifices

“Skipping large family gatherings for the holiday season of 2020 might just ensure that you get to see those family members in 2021…just keep that in mind.”

Life can get difficult and lead you down a road that you never thought you would have to be on. You may find yourself needing to give up something in your life that is so meaningful and important for the sake of something else much more important…..life.

Covid-19 has turned our whole world upside down. Today, in 2020, many people around the world are having to face this deadly virus and are struggling to make difficult sacrifices in their life for the sake of others.

Avoiding Social Gatherings

We’ve been told it is vital that we, “flatten the curve.” In order to do this, it requires us to avoid social interactions with others as much as possible. This can not only save your life, but the lives of your friends, mother, father, grandparents and others on the other side of the country! Skipping large family gatherings for the holiday season of 2020 might just ensure that you get to see those family members in 2021…just keep that in mind.

How do I say, “no” to social gatherings?

First off, just know that it is OK to say NO to social gatherings during this pandemic! The best thing to do in this situation is to be open and honest. It’s not like you can give the excuse that you have other plans, because you probably don’t during this time.

Instead, offer another way of getting together. Depending upon your county’s restrictions, this can be meeting at on outdoor restaurant or sitting outdoors maintaining the recommended distance and wearing a mask. Or, just get together on a ZOOM call.

Wearing a Mask

Masks are most definitely not the most comfortable thing to wear, but in order to “flatten the curve” and stop the spreading of this deadly virus we MUST make this sacrifice.

Wearing a mask properly and consistently along with following other protocols, such as social distancing, hand washing and avoiding social gatherings will help to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

When you wear a mask you are not only protecting yourself, but the lives of others around you too!

What do I say to people that aren’t wearing a mask?

The best thing to keep in mind is to try not to overreact. No one likes to be singled out for not following the rules, no matter how wrong they are.

If it is someone that you know, let them know that you would feel much better talking with them if they wore a mask. If they refuse to, ask that they keep a further distance from you or continue the conversation on the phone.

If it is an store worker not wearing a mask, don’t confront the employee. Instead, bring it to the store management where they can properly deal with the employee.

It may be difficult to avoid social gatherings and always wear a mask when out in public, but it is a sacrifice that all of us must take in order to get through this pandemic. Making these sacrifices today will increase the chances of being able to celebrate with your loved one’s in the future. Hopefully sooner, than later!

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Your brain is telling you that it is FULL and it NEEDS some downtime. If you want your mind to work at it's highest potential, you need to rest your mind and this can be done by scheduling some well needed downtime!

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Needing Some Downtime

“My goal in life is to be able to go on vacations for like 14 days…twice a month.”

It’s getting to be about 2 or 3 o’clock of your work day and you begin to see yourself as being a little less productive. Maybe you find yourself reading the same sentence on your computer screen for the 5th time or just can’t seem to concentrate.

Your brain is telling you that it is FULL and it NEEDS some downtime. If you want your mind to work at it’s highest potential, you need to rest your mind and this can be done by scheduling some well needed downtime!

3 Step Downtime Guide

1.Schedule it in to your day. When you are at work, you schedule your work meetings. Do the same for scheduling in a well needed and earned vacation.

It doesn’t have to be an extravagant vacation that you spend a lot of money. This can even be just taking the afternoon off of work to get together with a friend that you haven’t seen in a while. The idea is to get away from any work-related activities. Schedule it in and stick to it! My goal in life is to be able to go on vacations for like 14 days…twice a month. ;D

2. Be fully present during your downtime. This means putting away your phone, laptop and anything work related. If you are on call and need to carry your phone with you, just really try to be present when you are not taking a call.

3. Make it a ritual. Every evening, tell yourself that it is time to put down all electronic devices and by totally present in an activity. Have dinner with your family, play a board game, go for a walk, read a good book. You will be amazed at how much this helps to recharge your mind!

It can be quite difficult to tear yourself completely away from work. But just as it is important to make yourself fully present when you are working, it is just as important for your well-being for you to take some well needed downtime. It will allow you mind to recharge, making you perform better and to be more productive at work as well.

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5 Signs Someone Might be Lying to You. All of these are just indicators that someone can be lying. It doesn't give you proof that they are.

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How to Spot a Liar

I may not be the best at math, but I now when stuff doesn’t add up.

We have all told a “white lie” in our lives and many can say that they have told an outright big lie. This can become a problem if you find out that you are on the receiving end of the lie. While there are signs that someone is being dishonest to you, this is not “proof” that someone is actually lying. Here are some signs to look out for that are good indicators that a person might be lying.

5 Signs Someone Might be Lying to You

1. They repeat certain words and phrases. To cover a lie they are about to tell, they frequently use the phrase, “To tell you the truth…” or “To be honest…” They commonly use the words “always” and “never” to make what they are about to tell you seem more reliable.

2. They blink more frequently than normal or stare at you when lying. Watch what their normal pattern for blinking is and when you think that they may be lying to you, watch if their blinking increases. Some avid liars will stare at you when they are lying and not even blink, trying to display their confidence in what they are telling you. If they do this, it is an indicator that they might be lying to you.

3. They become fidgety. This could be nervously moving around, not sitting still, scratching or picking at their skin or face, biting their nails. Sometimes a person that is lying will try to hide their hands to prevent you from seeing them fidget.

4. They keep repeating the same thing. People who are lying often repeat what they are saying, most likely because they are searching their brain for what to concoct up next.

5. Their breathing pattern changes. When you get nervous, your blood pressure and heart rate changes. This causes you to take breathe heavier and to raise your shoulders more when you are talking.

Conclusion: All of these are just indicators that someone can be lying. It doesn’t give you proof that they are. If you find yourself saying to yourself, “I may not be the best at math, but I now when stuff doesn’t add up,” that’s your “gut” talking to you and you are probably right!

It is important to know how a person acts when they are being honest and compare their behavior to the times that you think they could be lying. If you see quite a bit of these signs as a change in their normal behavior, then it is a good indicator that they are not telling the truth.

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4 Signs You are Being Taken Advantage of: Sure, it is important to show respect to others, but it is even more important that you respect yourself first and this starts with not letting others take advantage of you.

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Don't Be A Doormat

“Stop making yourself always available for someone that doesn’t even ask you how your day was.”

Sure, it is important to show respect to others, but it is even more important that you respect yourself first and this starts with not letting others take advantage of you.

You need to be able to recognize the common signs of being taken advantage of, if you are going to stop it.

4 Signs You are Being Taken Advantage of

1.You find yourself always being the one helping others without the kindness being reciprocated. In a healthy relationship between people, it is not a one way street. Both parties should be stepping forward to help each other out. If you find that you are always the one carpooling, picking up lunch for the office, changing your plans to accommodate others, this is a red flag.

Make sure that your kind gestures are being appreciated and if they aren’t, it’s a sign that you need to back off and let them know that you have other things that you need to do. By doing this, you are also showing others that your time is valuable and they are more likely to respect you for that.

2. You find that you are always listening to them, but they don’t do the same for you. It’s nice that you are a good shoulder for them to cry on, but if they don’t care enough to let you vent about your day to them, they need to hit the road! Stop being a doormat. Stop making yourself always available for someone that doesn’t even ask you how your day was.

3. You are always paying for things. This goes for both romantic and platonic relationships. A guy should not always be expected to pay for everything in a relationship. A girl should at least offer! In any relationship, if you find that you are always paying for gas when you use your car to go places, always the one paying when you go out to dinner or the movies without appreciation being shown, you are being taken advantage of.

4. Your partner or roommate is not pulling their weight. Let’s say both of you work full time. If you find that you are always the one making meals, cleaning the house, doing the dishes, laundry and your partner is not pitching in to do their fair share, then you are being taken advantage of.

Conclusion

True friends will not take advantage of your good heart or your time. If your gut is telling you that you are being taken advantage of, you probably are. If you are in a relationship and they are showing any of these signs, you owe it to yourself and your relationship to let them know. If they continue to show any of these signs, it is best to sever ties.

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5 Key Ingredients of Mature Love http://soforeverloved.com/5-key-ingredients-of-mature-love/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-key-ingredients-of-mature-love http://soforeverloved.com/5-key-ingredients-of-mature-love/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 22:25:39 +0000 http://soforeverloved.com/?p=1921 5 Key Ingredients of Mature Love

A relationship built with mature love has the following 5 key ingredients: Mature love takes a lot of work from both partners and is not perfect, but if you are looking for a deep and meaningful relationship, it is well worth it.

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5 Key Ingredients of Mature Love

“Date someone that will say to you, “let’s figure out where we went wrong,” instead of acting like a child and ignoring your texts.”

Mature love takes a lot of work from both partners and is not perfect, but if you are looking for a deep and meaningful relationship, it is well worth it.

A relationship built with mature love has the following 5 key ingredients:

1.Individuality. Just because you have found your true love doesn’t mean that you should stop living the life you had before them. It is important to keep doing the things you were interested in such as hobbies and hanging out with friends.

2. Respect. Both partners respect each other for who they are. This is important because when your partner respects you, it makes you feel safe and able to open up to them on a deeper level.

3. Responsibility. In a mature relationship, both partners will admit when they do something wrong and will do what they can to make it right or learn from their mistake.

4. Open Communication. It is essential to take the time to communicate with each other daily. Make sure you listen when your partner is talking to you. Communicating with your partner should be a priority and never brushed off. You want to date someone that will say to you, “let’s figure out where we went wrong,” instead of acting like a child and ignoring your texts.

5. Increased Self-Esteem. In mature love you are not in competition with each other, but rather the opposite. Your partner wants you to succeed and will help to build you back up if you fail. They make you feel happier and more confident in yourself. They actually make you a better person.

Conclusion: In a mature relationship both partners love each other unconditionally and do not focus on any imperfections or past resentments. 5 key ingredients to their relationship are individuality, respect, responsibility, open communication and increased self-esteem. Just remember, even mature love takes work and isn’t perfect, but it is well worth it!

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Grandparents

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“I wish grandparents lived FOREVER.”

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"Guys are kind of like dogs. They run away, but keep coming back. Girls are more like cats. You yell at them one time and they're gone!"

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Guys vs. Girls

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“Guys are kind of like dogs. They run away, but keep coming back. Girls are more like cats. You yell at them one time and they’re gone!”

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5 Clear Signs It's NOT True Love. All relationships will have their ups and downs, but if both partners communicate with each other, understand each other and will fight for each other, the relationship is sure to deepen, forming a selfless bond that we call true love.

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5 Clear Signs It's NOT True Love

“You know it’s true love when you fight like a married couple, talk to each other like best friends, flirt with each other like you are falling in love and will protect each other like bro and sis.”

1.You can’t be yourself around him or her. You don’t feel like your partner accepts you for who you are, especially your quirky and unusual side. That goes the same with your partner. Your partner should not treat you any different when he is around his friends.

2. He doesn’t include you in all parts of his life. If he isn’t introducing you to his family and close friends, this is a red flag. It’s important for your significant other to include you in all areas of his life and if he truly loved you it would not be a second thought for him to do this. In a healthy relationship it is important to your partner that you get along with other people in their life because they want for you to be able to spend time together.

3. You can’t count on him because he is one that doesn’t keep his promises. If he tells you he is going to do something for you or take you somewhere and he often doesn’t follow through, this is definitely a red flag. Someone that loves you will not make plans with you and leave you hanging. He should be there to give you the love and support in times of need. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, you should always be able to count on him to be there for you.

4. You find that you are the one that is always changing your plans to accommodate your partner, never him. Both of you should bend over backwards for each other to make time for each other and to improve your relationship with each other. In a healthy relationship both partners will rearrange their plans in order to be able to spend time with their partner. It should never be one-sided.

5. You find that you are sacrificing your own goals and desires in order to be with your significant other. You should make each other “better” and should never feel you have to sacrifice things in your life that are important in order to make your partner happy. In a healthy relationship, couples support each other. With this you always have someone there to keep you on track to attain your goals and they are there to help pick you back up when you fail, encouraging you to push forward. And you should do the same for them.

All relationships will have their ups and downs, but if both partners communicate with each other, understand each other and will fight for each other, the relationship is sure to deepen, forming a selfless bond that we call true love. You know it’s true love when you fight like a married couple, talk to each other like best friends, flirt with each other like you are falling in love and will protect each other like bro and sis.

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5 No-Fail Ways to STAY Focused and Get Things Done. It's difficult to keep focused if you're tired, have too many distractions, just can't find the motivation or have other big things going on in your life.

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How to Stay Focused

“If I’m telling you about something that happened in my life be prepared to have 8 other mini conversations and about 15 other side stories thrown in with it ’cause I’m terrible at staying focused.”

Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t focus? We’ve all been there, even myself. If I’m telling you about something that happened in my life be prepared to have 8 other mini conversations and about 15 other side stories thrown in with it ’cause I’m terrible at staying focused. This goes the same for organizing my cupboards or paying my bills. So many times I fall short of completing tasks I really want to get done.

It’s difficult to keep focused if you’re tired, have too many distractions, just can’t find the motivation or have other big things going on in your life. Whatever they may be, you need to find a way to STAY focused so you do not jeopardize your ability to succeed.

5 No-Fail Ways to STAY Focused and Get Things Done

1.Try to minimize noise around you. If it’s homework or bills that you are trying to get done, set yourself up in a room with the least amount of noise going on. It’s all too easy to get distracted with a text from one of your besties sending you a funny text. Next thing you know, you are texting back and forth and your bills and homework get set aside. Find a room with the least amount of foot traffic and turn your T.V., radio, computer and phone notifications off.

2. Make a “TO DO” list. Prioritize what you need to get done and start at the top of the list. Studies have shown that people that actually write down the tasks that need to be done and tackle the top one’s first are more likely to STAY focused and complete them.

3. Set a timer and take short breaks. Once you choose your task and have the right work environment, set a timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes passes, allow yourself to take a 5 -10 minute break to use the bathroom, stretch or get a snack. Make sure you limit your break to a short period of time and return back to the task on hand right after. If your project is a long one, set your timer for another 30 minutes followed by another short break.

4. Get a good night of sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep one of the side effects is difficulty concentrating. Lack of concentration is a big problem if you are trying to stay focused. It’s also a good idea to go to bed at the same time in the evening and set an alarm to wake up at the same time every morning.

5. Find your most productive time of day and try to complete tasks during this time. Try not to start tasks at the end of your day when you are tired, instead find a time when you are most alert. For most, this is first thing in the morning because this is when the mind is its freshest. If this is the case, make it a point to tackle what you want to accomplish just after you eat breakfast.

It’s easy to get off track with all the distractions and things going on in our world today. By following the above simple tips, it can help you to stay in the zone and STAY focused so you can succeed!

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