Whenever you set a new goal, you’re unlikely to achieve it unless your habits already support it. If your goal runs afoul of your current habits, you’ll need to change your habits in order to achieve your goal.
Suppose you set a goal to write a book, but you aren’t already in the habit of writing on a regular basis (ideally daily). Most likely you’ll never complete the book. That goal will just sit on your to-do list for years. Read more
“Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.” ~Bo Bennett
I used visualization techniques frequently when I first became interested in the art of hoopdance. I would spend a significant amount of time watching performances of advanced hoopdancers. I would then visualize myself performing the same dance sequences. I did this just as often as I practiced.
How many of us have said to ourselves, “I’m going to lose weight” or “I’m going to pay off my credit cards”? Goals like these are easily measured. We can see how much weight we’re losing by the pounds on the scale, and how much of our debt we’ve paid off by our total account balance. But what about those goals that aren’t so easily measured — those like spending more time with your family, decreasing the time spent procrastinating, or volunteering more? How can you tell how well you’re doing if you can’t measure your progress? As it turns out, you actually can quantify goals such as these and use that as a yardstick to see how you’re stacking up and whether you satisfy your goals in the end. Here are some helpful hints and tricks for identifying and calculating your progress toward your life’s goals. Read more
Whether it’s an exercise goal, yoga, meditation or some other new activity you want to make space for in your life, there are many things that can derail us. Life is so busy – and we always seem to be packing more in. But don’t let that stop you – instead make it easier to achieve goals with these tips! Read more
Setbacks are a part of life, however, they should not be dwelt upon for long. The only way we can ever move forward is to get back up, dust ourselves off, and try again. The secret to keep going is to train your mind to stay positive in the face of defeat. Here are a few ways to keep the motivation momentum going, even when you don’t feel like it. Read more
Feeling stuck or unable to accomplish your goals? Change can be difficult, and many people lose motivation to achieve their goals. When you slip up, just think of it as course-correcting. Welcome the challenge—it means that you’re taking charge of your life! Don’t judge yourself. Instead, treat yourself with compassion, and determine what’s needed to get back on course.
Below are some pitfalls people encounter and practical strategies to overcome them. Read more
Did you know that major office supply stores now carry supplies to help you ‘pile’? They now provide you with items that allow you to gather items for one project and ‘pile’ them all together in an envelope or folder for easier access. I know a lot about being too busy. I also know a lot about busy work, and the latter, for many people, often includes trying to keep a spotless desk. I personally think it all comes down to our priorities and what they are. I was amused recently to see that Read more
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A vision board is simply a collage of pictures or representations of things you want to be, do or have in your life. You can use magazine cut outs, drawings, writings, photos, or any other embellishments that can remind you of your goals. The theory is that that you bring about positive change by focusing positive thoughts and energy on the things you want to attract.
There are tons of examples of people achieving their goals after implementing a vision board. Oprah is a Vision Board enthusiast, Read more
Q: One popular book claims that there are “7 habits of highly effective people.” Do people who effectively lose weight and keep it off also have habits in common?
A: That’s a very interesting question — and I think the answer is “yes.”
There are certain “habits” that help, but only if you make a long-term commitment to them.