Habits: How To Achieve Incredible Things

Has a single thought ever changed your life radically? It happens to me all of the time. All of the time. … and I’m just talking about small changes, but what I’m discovering more and more is that small changes count. Before I go on (well, before you read on), this is a re-posting of something I wrote a few years back on the fascinating subject of Habits. It’s actually one of a few posts I wrote on the subject, this one (which I hope you will continue to read) and the following posts about how we form habits (and … Read The Full Article …

Overthinking: How To Retrain Your Brain To Think Less

Do you agonize over the simplest decision? Do you replay again and again in your head past dialogues or hypothetical ones you wished you had? Do you worry about the consequences of your actions to the point where it’s keeping you awake at night? You are an overthinker. Just like more than half the female population in the US and more than 70% of 25 to 35 year-olds. The good news… thinking IS a good thing. It helps with processing information, making informed decisions, solving problems. The more you think, the more you stimulate your brain, the more intelligent you … Read The Full Article …

Mindfulness, The Wandering Mind & The Power of Now

It’s nothing like as easy as it sounds… How could it be? Mindfulness is a really simple concept to grasp, really easy to understand, and if I told you how to do it (which we did here: How To Practice The Art Of Mindfulness), you’d master it in a crack. It’s not like learning to play the violin or building a rocket. It’s not complicated at all. Yet, it’s nothing like as easy as it sounds. I know, you probably spotted the contradiction there. I just said it was easy and then that it isn’t. Oh. My. Gosh. Let me … Read The Full Article …

The Balance Between Mindfulness and Goals

Which has more appeal to you? Just living in the moment or Planning for what you want? I believe there’s a balance to be struck somewhere between the two. Between mindfulness and setting goals. Personally, I like the idea of living in the present, enjoying every moment that we have, trying not to worry about things that may not happen or that we cannot change and trying to avoid spending too much time in the past or in the future. But… I also know that what gets measured, gets improved, failing to plan is planning to fail and that having … Read The Full Article …

3 Fun Visual Techniques To Stop Anticipating The Worst

Ever find yourself saying “This will never work“? Often? or “We’ll never make it“… “It’s going to go wrong“… “I’m going to be terrible“… It’s often that we anticipate the worst with no benefit apart from added worries. According to recent research women would suffer most from it. But here are 3 fun and easy techniques to stop negative anticipation. They’re based on visualization and work on our sub-conscious mind with amazingly fast results. He Who Suffers Before It’s Necessary Suffers More Than Necessary (Seneca) Positive anticipation is what makes us look forward to something. We’re filled with excitement and … Read The Full Article …

Decluttering: How Far Can You Go?

Is it “de-cluttering”, “minimalism” or “simplification”? I like the idea of keeping things simple. Apart from one particular connotation (#25), I rather like the word simple. Einstein said: “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” I buy into that idea 1000%. In other words, make things as complex as they need to be, but as simple as they can be. Some things in life do need to be complex, but then we have a tendency to get really into stuff and over-engineer solutions, to over complicate things – to add complexity where it’s not needed. It seems like … Read The Full Article …