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Posts Tagged ‘habits’

3 Simple Habits That Are Changing My Life

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The way we build and break habits endlessly fascinates me. When I read The Power of Habit last year, something shifted. I stopped worrying that a fleeting (and sometimes not so fleeting) desire for a drink would turn into an actual drink. This book helped me to pay more attention to what my brain was…

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Why Not Just One Drink?

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It’s 5:42 am, and I’m writing this because I’m too tired to think and this seemed easier than trying to write my book. Honesty is the best policy, guys. I could go back to sleep, but I am determined to create a new habit. That new habit is writing every day, no matter what. I…

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When Comparison to Yourself is the Thief of Joy

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There’s a thought that always runs through my head, every day, all the time: “You can do this better.” Continuous improvement is important to me, and probably to you too. There’s a catch to the “you can do this better” thought, though. The catch is: “and you have to either do it better, or not…

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Anxiety is a Big, Stupid, Ugly Liar

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Anxiety shows up in my life in the weirdest of ways. It’s not always panic attacks and meltdowns. Sometimes, it’s simply hiding. When I feel overwhelmed and anxious, I isolate myself. It’s not always obvious unless maybe you’ve known me for awhile. I may ignore a text or two, for no reason other than the…

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It’s Time to Show Yourself Some Tough Love

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My kids will tell you that I am a “tough love” kind of mom. They’ll probably tell you other things, but you can’t believe everything you hear (unless it’s good stuff. Believe the good stuff). I don’t play with excuses. Whining is not allowed. Feeling sorry for yourself is not tolerated. Of course, I do…

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