Category Archives: Excuses

The Sneaky Way We Sabotage Ourselves When Things Are Going Well

I recently started a new small-steps habit — two minutes of breathing exercises with a resistance device, to help increase my lung capacity. For the first couple days, it was tough. I got dizzy a few breaths in, and had … Continue reading

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Your Health Goals: Are They Bigger Than They Need To Be?

Do you ever feel like you make huge commitments in your health journey that you can’t keep? I know I do. But what if we stopped making grandiose, unachievable goals that we’ll inevitably fail at, and made smaller goals that … Continue reading

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Is This Logical Fallacy the Source of Your Self-Sabotage?

I couldn’t resist having a cookie at lunch today…the diet’s blown, so I might as well have pizza for dinner. I woke up too late to do my usual two-mile morning walk…so I’ll skip the workout completely and stop for … Continue reading

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Are You Programmed to be Disorganized?

This week’s post includes an excerpt from The Kaizen Plan for Organized Authors: Take Control of Your Writing Career 10 Minutes at a Time. Take a minute to think about the home you grew up in. Was it neat or … Continue reading

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What Type of Procrastinator Are You?

In her excellent book, Procrastinator’s Success Kit: How to Get What You Really Want From Yourself, Alyce Cornyn-Selby identifies eight different types of procrastinators. It’s a fabulous book, packed full of strategies for addressing each of the eight procrastination styles. … Continue reading

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How Do You Keep Yourself On Track?

Thanks to Kelly, for inspiring this week’s small step! In her comment on planners in Week 20, Kelly mentioned that one of her problems in getting things done is that she would have tasks written down, but when she sat … Continue reading

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What is Your Life Trying to Tell You?

You’ve heard the saying, “Life is what happens while you’re making other plans?” Boy, did I have other plans last week. I planned to add core exercises to my routine. I planned to finish the short story that I’ve been … Continue reading

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