Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2013«

Making resolutions work for you

January 29, 2013

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This month, I’ve been walking you through how to be successful with your New Year’s Resolutions. We’ve talked about being true to your resolve, the difference between goals and habits, and how to start shifting your deepest-rooted negative thinking habits so that you can start taking productive action towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Here’s […]

The should story-part 2

January 25, 2013

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The use of the word “should” is a good indicator that you’re arguing with reality. The only time we use this verb is when we’re lamenting something that didn’t happen (as in: I should have saved more money) or when we’re upset about something that happened (as in: He should not have cheated on me.) […]

The should story-part 1

January 22, 2013

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The reason it’s so important to be mindful of your thoughts is that they are the foundation of your beliefs about yourself and the world. These beliefs create the stories that you live by. These stories, in turn, are behind all of your actions and reactions.  Many of us don’t like our stories to be […]

Thought-Watching

January 18, 2013

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One of the best ways to recognize your thought patterns and habits of thinking is to meditate. Many people think that meditation means clearing their minds or learning how not to think and so they sit there and try to do that. When it doesn’t work, they give up. ‘I don’t think I was doing […]

Thinking Habits

January 15, 2013

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Habits are what we do everyday. They are the constants, the small things that actually form the foundation of the rest of our lives. Because we’ve been doing them for so long, they have become almost effortless; we just do them, with little to no struggle involved.  When you think of your habits, you probably […]

Setting Habits

January 12, 2013

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We were just talking about forming habits in the last post. Because habits usually stem from small steps, they are longer-lasting and more sustainable than big goals that you try to accomplish all of a sudden. So rather than goal-setting, try to set up some daily habits that will slowly and surely lead you in […]

Habits vs. Goals

January 10, 2013

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Good habits, and bad habits too, usually start with a small change and then proceed from there. The very nature of habits is that they are sustainable over time.  You wake up early one morning, decide to just sit and breathe for a few minutes before the chaos of the day begins and it feels […]

Starting Small

January 7, 2013

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If you read the newsletter for this month, you know how important I believe it is to start small when it comes to any goals you have. If you’ve resolved to make this year the year you carve out your own personal path to happiness, then you’re going to want to take things one step […]

The Best Advice

January 3, 2013

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The best advice doesn’t come from your best friend, your mom, your mentor or even your life coach.  The best advice comes from within you.  Well, that’s all fine and dandy, isn’t it? But I’m sure you’ve had enough of the self-help, vague platitudes. The real question is-if the best advice comes from within you, […]

Resolve

January 1, 2013

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A *new* year. A clean slate. And perhaps a list of things you’ve resolved to do. Or not do. Maybe you’ve decided to give up smoking, stop eating chocolate, lose ten pounds. Who knows? Perhaps you’re on a treadmill right now, power walking furiously and logging your breakfast onto MyFitnessPal. Or maybe you haven’t made any […]