How To Build Habits That Will Last All Year

A habit is something you do on the regular, almost without thinking. And yet—when it comes to forming new habits, it feels nearly impossible to get behaviors to become sticky. We exercise for a week before begging for the couch to take us back. We keep our online to-do list organized for a day before going back […]

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Should You Let Go of Any Goals in the New Year?

Here’s how to predict which of your goals will feel meaningful and achievable. Some of us, like Sean LaRochelle of Napa, California, have goals that benefit from the changes a pandemic brings. LaRochelle used the time at home during the pandemic to build a replica of the Matterhorn, the Disney roller coaster, in his backyard. But many […]

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Making New Year’s Resolutions? Use this ‘SMART’ method.

It’s finally time to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. It seems like this year, more than ever, everyone is ready to start fresh and turn over a new leaf. Goal setting via New Year’s resolutions is a standard part of this process, often revolving around the intention to improve nutrition, exercise or […]

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Seven Steps for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Maybe you plan to ring in 2021 with a new resolve to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, not sweat the small stuff. And maybe these resolutions sound familiar — maybe just like the ones you made a year ago! So how can you ensure that your determination to get healthier in 2021 sticks around […]

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How Resting More Can Boost Your Productivity

Here are five ways to incorporate more rest and rejuvenation into your work day. Rest has a bad rap in our culture. Most of us think about rest as merely the absence of work—not something valuable in its own right. Sometimes, it’s even equated with laziness. But nothing could be further from the truth. Rest […]

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The Action Habit: 7 Proven Ways to Move from Deciding to Doing

I have a simple math question for you. 5 frogs are sitting on a log. 4 of the frogs decide to jump off. How many frogs are left? Did you answer 1? The correct answer is still 5.  This is because there is a difference between deciding and doing. Have you experienced this in your […]

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To Achieve Big Goals, Start with Small Habits

The six faces around the table displayed expressions not usually seen in a corporate room. They ranged from sheepish to flustered to outright embarrassed. These were the successful, ambitious participants in a peer coaching group, and they’d been nominated to attend a leadership program by their bosses. Their uncharacteristic appearance was because of a just-completed […]

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6 Practical Tips to Help You Cultivate a Reading Habit

“With a book, you’re never alone” – Bisila Bokoko “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” — W. Somerset Maugham Every year, most people set goals for themselves to read a certain number of books. But, just like most New Year resolutions, […]

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6 Goal Setting Techniques Learned From Running A Half-Marathon

In my final year as a Queen’s commerce student, my time was consumed with school, extracurriculars, and of course, landing a coveted job offer. Having made it out of recruiting season with an amazing job, I had more time on my hands than ever in the past four years. I set my sights on a […]

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