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Texas-Sized Truths Toward Great Personal Growth

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You’ve most likely heard of or at least thought of the tips you’ll read below, but there are some real Texas truths to how to enhance your overall happiness with life and what to focus on if you want to achieve personal growth. Your grandma, your dad, a well-meaning uncle or maybe just a friend may have mentioned these sayings before, but there’s a little Texas twist to each of them that can really engage your thought process and make you go “hmm.” Here are five Texas-sized truths that can create a more positive lifestyle and make room for personal growth.

Love Thy “New” Neighbor

Texas-Sized Truths Toward Great Personal Growth

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If you find ways to make connections with somebody new each day, at worst you’ll have made the effort, and at best you’ll have started a new friendship, and that can’t be all that bad. Choose somebody new at work, a stranger, or someone you’ve maybe lived next to for some time but never really got to know. Borrow a cup of sugar, ask how they get their grass so green or comment on their great truck…you just never know.

Make Sure You’ve Got a Pot to P*ss In

Texas-Sized Truths Toward Great Personal Growth

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Each year we tell ourselves we’re going to pay down our debt and not create any more, and yet somewhere in the process that plan can go astray. Maybe try by taking the credit cards completely off the table for a short time and focus on spending for things that you need as opposed to want. Being able to release debt will feel like a weight off your shoulders, and may be the start of a more financially-stable you.

Get Ample Amounts of Shut-Eye

Texas-Sized Truths Toward Great Personal Growth

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Significant changes in your thought process, your focus, stamina, and all-around energy levels will come about if you try to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. The ability to have all of this change for you could make the difference between feeling this year was mostly bad, to feeling this year was when you manifested your dreams!

Let Go of the Stone

Texas-Sized Truths Toward Great Personal Growth

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Letting go of a bond with someone that may have meant the world to you at some point is a lot tougher than it sounds. Cutting a negative neighbor or friend out of your life can be as simple as making the decision, but truly letting go of a former lover, husband or wife that’s causing you more heartbreak than joy, for whatever reason, can mean a serious commitment to your own self-care. If you know in your heart that it’s time to move on, focus on how to do this in the most healthy way, and take care of yourself.

Sweep Off Your Own Back Porch

Texas-Sized Truths Toward Great Personal Growth

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No matter what happens at Debbie’s down the block, or with John at the office, take a moment and ask yourself if your energy level will increase or decrease by being involved. Too often we get caught up or, worse yet, hurt by the regurgitation of negative energy in sharing half-truths about friends, co-workers and family. If we focus on the positive and put ourselves in their shoes on how we would feel being the talk of the town, perhaps it will help make us a little more happy, and we can work our way towards a better life!