Decisions are a mental activity every one of us engages in on a daily basis. From deciding when to wake up, to what to eat, to how to spend our day, to where to spend our money, to whom to spend our time with... decisions are part of our daily life.
But just because we do it often, that doesn’t mean we are good at making decisions.
Many of us make very bad decisions every day, and only a few of us make good decisions consistently.
Why is there such disparity in this?
What keeps us from making sound decisions?
Did you know that you could virtually eliminate conflict...
What does your closet look like?
Is it all tidy and color coordinated and arranged by season?
If so, move on… No need to read anymore. :)
For the rest of us who have closets full of clothes from ten years ago that we will fit into one of these days – or that style will surely come back – or this is a classic – it will go with everything…
You know who you are…
Or maybe you can’t even close your closet because the shoes are spilling out onto the floor…
Life is like a closet
We hold onto past thoughts and emotions and we think if we...
Being thankful every day for what you have is a mind-altering experience. Try this quick and easy exercise every day. Wake up and immediately say what you are grateful for. It could be as simple as another day on earth. Your feet touching the ground. The ability to breath… or get more involved – and be grateful for a specific person, condition, thing, whatever it is in your life that you are grateful for.
There are half full and half empty people on this planet. The half full group has their glass filled with gratitude. Gratitude is one...
If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. ~ Albert Einstein
I love that quote!
Change is that scary word that most people shy away from. I don’t want to change. Why should I change? Why doesn’t everyone else change to accommodate me? If I change, then I will be out of my comfort zone. Why change something that isn’t broken?
So many people wish life was easier, with less challenges and obstacles but without challenges, life becomes stagnant and we stop growing. Challenges help us uncover who we are and it allows us to become better people.
Let’s examine a very simple 4-step method to overcoming challenges.
Behavior defined can be a physical thing one does such as a morning routine and it can be non-physical such as replaying negative thoughts all day long. A few behaviors are instinctual and built in while the rest is learned through meeting needs. What this means is that our behaviors are motivated by our needs and therefore we can be manipulated as well as manipulate to have our needs met.
So when we have negative behaviors and we want to change them, we find it isn’t always so easy because these learned behaviors that we exhibit are actually rather complex.
Attitude is the one thing all human beings have complete control of and yet many unknowingly choose a negative attitude. If we understood the power of our own attitude in our lives, most of us would change it immediately. How many times have you been told to change your attitude? That is a common order from most parents and teachers!
Attitude is created by your thoughts, feelings and actions. Your mind controls feelings and decides whether these feelings will be positive or negative through your thoughts. Your body then follows these thoughts through actions...
The 80/20 rule sounds like a mathematical formula and in some ways, it is but don’t fret, this isn’t a lesson on statistics. The rule came from an Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, who stated that 80% of the Italian income was earned by 20% of the Italian population.
What this means is that 80% of your outcomes come from 20% of your inputs. To put this another way, 20% of your activities equate to 80% of your happiness. Instead of focusing on income, we will focus on your overall well being or happiness factor.
To prove this theory, look at the distribution...
It's supposed to be warming up right now!
The calendar says so, right?
I'm sure it will, eventually.
And then our Spring and Summer seasons will let us spend our time more relaxed, and basking in the sunshine and easy breezy, leisurely days of the season. (sorry allergy sufferers)
Sounds great, right?
But lots of us have some spring cleaning to do.
(Ugh... just the thought)
Oh, but you know... I'm NOT just talking about around the house, or giving your car a thorough cleaning.
Maybe there is some other "baggage" you can distance yourself from of this spring too?
Perhaps, even letting...