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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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Don’t Let That Camel Stick Its Nose In Your Tent!

“If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.” –Arabian Proverb I came across this proverb while researching How Horseshoe Nails Are Ruining Your Life. My first thought was, “Wow, do I have a … Continue reading

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Are You Asking the Wrong Decluttering Question? (or, The Emotional Foundations of Clutter)

The decluttering continues! I’ve been working my way through the house, and as I pick up each item, asking myself: “Why should I get rid of this?” But recently I had a revelation. I’ve been asking the wrong question. I … 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 Making These Three Goal-Setting Mistakes?

I know you’re busy, so let’s jump right in… The first (and biggest) mistake we tend to make is setting unrealistic goals. By unrealistic, I mean unrealistic for where we are right now. Sure, it would be great to lose … Continue reading

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Progress, Not Perfection

First, let’s talk a little about Week 1. My first week was a success. I’ve started going to bed more than an hour earlier than usual, and am feeling less tired during the day. I saw a minor increase in … 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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