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Five Techniques for Cultivating Self-Discipline

What do you think of when you hear the word “discipline”? For me, it has negative connotations: punishment for bad behavior, being denied the things I want, rigid rules and an inflexible schedule, and worst of all, the certainty that … Continue reading

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Are Your Goals Bigger Than They Need To Be?

Every year, my husband and I swear we’re going to spend less money eating out… …and every year we spend about the same amount of money at restaurants. At the end of the year, we always agree that we spent … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Kaizen in 2012, Part 2

Last week, I took a look back at 2011 and learned some things that will help me set better goals in 2012. Since that post, I’ve identified four goals that I’m going to work toward next year: Reach my target … Continue reading

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Do You Have Boiling Frog Syndrome?

Have you heard of Boiling Frog Syndrome? It works something like this… If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately try to jump out. But if you put the same frog in a pot … Continue reading

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Big Steps vs Small Steps: How To Choose?

Danniele brings up an excellent point — tackling a big project all at once and getting it over with quickly is so much more attractive than chipping away at it for a longer period of time. I sympathize. I want … Continue reading

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Tips for Forming New Habits

How was your Week 2? Where did you soar? Where did you stumble? Mine was a little bit harder than I’d expected it to be, due to a minor altercation between a virus and my immune system. 🙂 I managed … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn From Our Excuses?

All of my excuses, have a theme–perfectionism. That’s the psychological issue that I need to address as I start adjusting my life. Continue reading

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