Sunday, December 4, 2016

Stress Management

Seinfeld’s Strategy for Overcoming Procrastination Seinfeld’s Strategy for Overcoming Procrastination

Comedians don’t come more successful than Jerry Seinfeld. When asked by an aspiring comic what the secret to success was, Seinfeld said that he made... 


How To Move From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion How To Move From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

In yesterday’s article, I shared some of the research that showed why self-compassion is more effective for life change then self-criticism. Since self-compassion... 


How to Overcome Self-Criticism How to Overcome Self-Criticism

Are you your own worst critic? Do you motivate yourself with self-criticism and focus on the negative repercussions that will occur if you don’t get... 


An Overlooked Method For Overcoming Procrastination An Overlooked Method For Overcoming Procrastination

We hear it said time and time again. “We learn from our mistakes.” While in many cases this may be true, for someone who has struggled with procrastination... 


Four Powerful Ways To Stop Procrastinating Four Powerful Ways To Stop Procrastinating

If you struggle with procrastination, you know about the stress and frustration it causes.  Fortunately, you can overcome this habit, once you learn... 


Stop Procrastination By Eliminating Distractions Stop Procrastination By Eliminating Distractions

Today’s technology makes learning how to stop procrastinating more of a challenge.  Our cell phone rings, our text message alerts, our IM at work,... 


A Tennis Pro’s Remarkable Anger Management Strategy A Tennis Pro’s Remarkable Anger Management Strategy

Tennis great Arthur Ashe used a remarkably effective strategy to deal with his anger during the 1975 Masters Tennis Tournament in Stockholm, Sweden. ... 


Four Powerful Anger Management Techniques Four Powerful Anger Management Techniques

Do you ever get angry and regret what you say and do?  If so, the following anger management techniques will help you avoid losing your temper: 1.) Learn... 


A Powerful Strategy For Managing Your Anger A Powerful Strategy For Managing Your Anger

In order to effectively manage your anger, you need to identify your initial “anger inducing” thoughts.  In your first moment of anger, what thoughts... 


How To Manage Your Anger (Part 2) How To Manage Your Anger (Part 2)

Anger can be a helpful signal that your rights are being violated or that your needs are not being met.  However, anger can become a problem, when it... 


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Happiness & Success

A Simple Shift That Can Transform Your Attitude A Simple Shift That Can Transform Your Attitude

Tennis star Author Ashe contracted AIDS in 1983 from a blood transfusion he received while undergoing heart surgery. He did not become bitter, but lived... 


How To Become More Optimistic How To Become More Optimistic

Professor Martin Seligman, Ph.D., author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness has conducted extensive research on optimism and pessimism. His research... 


How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals To Achieve Your Dreams (Part 1) How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals To Achieve Your Dreams (Part 1)

Setting goals is the starting point for creating a wonderful life. Without goals, you will probably drift, lose valuable time, and not accomplish what... 


How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 2):  S is for Specific How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 2):  S is for Specific

In yesterday’s blog post, I introduced the “The S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goal Setting System.” In today’s post I will discuss the importance of setting... 


How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 3):  M is for Meaningful How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 3):  M is for Meaningful

  In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the importance of setting Specific goals. In today’s post I will show why it beneficial to set Meaningful... 


How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 4):  A is for Action Plan How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 4):  A is for Action Plan

In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the necessity of setting Meaningful goals. In today’s post I will show why it important to create an Action... 


How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 5):  R is for Realistic How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 5):  R is for Realistic

In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the necessity of creating a detailed Action plan when setting goals. In today’s post, I will show why it important... 


How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 6): T is for “Track Your Progress” How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 6): T is for “Track Your Progress”

In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the importance of setting Realistic goals. In today’s post, I will show why it important to Track Your Progress. The... 


How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 7): E is for “Enlist Support from Others” How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 7): E is for “Enlist Support from Others”

In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the importance of Tracking Your Progress when working on your goals. In today’s post, I will show why it is... 


How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 8): R is for “Reward Yourself throughout the Process” How to Set S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals (Part 8): R is for “Reward Yourself throughout the Process”

In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed the importance of Enlisting support from others when working on your goals. In today’s post, I will show why... 


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Inspiration & Encouragement

The Gift of Unconditional Love The Gift of Unconditional Love

Have you started shopping for Christmas gifts yet? I haven’t, but I‘ve started making a Christmas gift list for my family and friends. At times it can be challenging to find just the right gift for someone. But no matter what our budget is, all of us can give the “intangible” gift of unconditional love to one another. While this gift cannot... [Read more of this article]


How To Find Courage When You Feel Afraid How To Find Courage When You Feel Afraid

In the summer of 1940, Hendrik Kraemer, a missionary to Indonesia spoke at a Sunday night church service in the Netherlands. Rev. Kraemer was in his native Holland when World War Two began. He, along with others, were deeply troubled because the Nazis had begun arresting their Jewish neighbors and shipping them out of the country. They had even heard... [Read more of this article]


The Power Of Unconditional Love The Power Of Unconditional Love

Several years ago some children were asked to share their thoughts about love: Glen, age 7 said, “If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don’t want to do it. It takes too long.” May, age 9 said this about love: “No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That’s why perfume and... [Read more of this article]


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