Entries by Jessica Brighton

4 Tricks For Staying Motivated When Life Tries To Knock You Back

If you’re like me, it’s tempting to look at people who’ve accomplished something big or overcome something major and think, “Wow, it must be nice! I wish I had that kind of motivation!” As if you could never be focused in the same way. SparkNotes defines “motivation” as “an internal process that makes a person move towards […]

11 Ways To Survive Job Loss And Bounce Back

Whether it’s expected or not, job loss usually comes with its share of difficulties. I think most of us can relate. I personally hate the feeling of having the proverbial rug pulled out from under my life. With so many things that I can’t control, it’s nice to think that my job is something I […]

13 Things To Do When You Feel Unmotivated

I think everyone struggles sometimes when trying to feel motivated to something. For some people, that unmotivated feeling seems like a weight that just won’t go away. I had long periods where I felt so unmotivated that I just felt stuck. I wanted to make a change, but just didn’t have the willpower to do […]

10 Reasons Why Self-Confidence Is So Important

I used to wonder why everything seemed like such a struggle for me, while others seemed to never have a problem. At the time, I didn’t recognize that I had low self-confidence. If you feel like I did, you know the feeling of just getting by in life, while others succeed at everything. I’ll be […]

11 Tips For Surviving An Empty Nest

I love how irony works. I think empty nest syndrome is the perfect example. Parents love their kids, but can’t wait to get back to some alone time. When the kids leave, they’re too depressed to actually enjoy each other’s company. I know some might say that empty nest syndrome doesn’t exist, but for those […]

How To Survive Job Loss With Your Head And Heart Intact

Job loss is something that happens to millions every year and it’s never easy to deal with. I’ve spoken with people who feel as if their very identity is tied to their career and when the job is gone, they feel lost. I like to think of it as having the rug pulled out from […]

How To Build Self-Confidence When You Feel Insecure

It’s a question I hear all too often – “how am I supposed to build my self-confidence when I feel too insecure to do anything about it?” I wish there was a simple fix, so we could all feel more confident in just a few hours or days. Sadly, there isn’t a quick solution, but […]