A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggested that, just as work relationships hold year-end reviews for performance, there may be benefits to such critiques in our personal lives as well. Although written in a humorous, tongue-in-cheek tone, points are made that are worth serious consideration.
We all know we should spend more quality time talking to our partners, but knowing how to have heart-to-heart talks in the busy-ness of everyday life is easier said than done. Couples therapy experts recommend spending a bit of time together every day to check in with each other. This is more realistic and sustainable when combined with an activity you’re already be doing every day, such as having breakfast or dinner together, or when you settle down and get comfy at night.
With the change of the season and the beginning of a new quarter, now is a good time to take a look at all those “New Year’s Resolutions”; what have you done towards accomplishing them? Did you forget about them? Are you tired of starting a task but not finishing it, or feeling stuck and unhappy? It is time to wake up and bloom during this spring. Spring is typically a season most people think that rebirth and renewal happens. Yes that means it is time to get up off your butt and start to put energy and time behind your heart’s desire
Worrying is a natural mental and emotional activity, an easy habit to fall into. Our brains are designed (or evolved) to pay attention to danger. When the lion or wolf attacks, we need to be prepared to run like hell, so fear prepares our bodies to do so by releasing hormones that direct the blood flow to the running muscles and change our breathing for the emergency state.
Most of us just assume that we’re buying safe food when we go to the grocery store. After all, the government protects us, right? Well….some laws are in place, but whether they’re being enforced is another story.. This just became more evident when the scientific nonprofit, USP, United States Pharmacopeial Convention, announced that new reports of fake and contaminated food products submitted to its Food Fraud
For many of us, it is easy to have a goal and then get so busy in our lives we forget about it. In many organizations, a great plan is developed and then it sits on the shelf because the day-to-day functioning consumes all the time and focus of the employees. Certified Professional Coaches are aware that this is a barrier for clients. When clients are asked what could hold them back, they will often say “me” or “procrastination” or “laziness” as the barriers to success.
You know that moment when your eyes widen and you think, did he really just do that? Sometimes, no matter how much you love him, your man does that one thing that just irritates the hell of you. New research shows annoying behavior can actually slow down your brain activity. So listen up, ladies, you’ve got your minds to protect. Here's what you have to get your guys to out the kibosh on.
By Dr. Joe Rubino, creator of www.successhappinessformula.com and CEO of www.CenterForPersonalReinvention.com All too often, we tend to put off those things that are most important to us well into the future. We justify our procrastination with excuses about how we lack, time, money, or some other permission that will allow us to step into a life of true choice and happiness.
Lists: we all have them. Many relationship experts and dating websites advise people to make lists so they might understand exactly what they are looking for in a mate. The goal, perhaps, is to add a bit of logic to an otherwise illogical process of falling for someone, and a little logic never hurt anyone, right?
By Marianne Beach, for GalTime We’ve all heard the infamous break-up line: “It’s not you, it’s me!” But what if it really IS you that’s been sabotaging your relationship-- without even knowing it? Psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding, MD, co-author of “You are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life” offers us the top five bad relationship habits we slip into...and how to break them once and for all.
This concept first was presented to me by my first true love. I remember the moment clearly, though I have to admit, it happened nearly 40 years ago! I was sitting on the stairs of the art museum waiting for my art class to begin. His name was Dennis and I had certainly noticed him before this moment. His good looks and confident swag were hard to miss. I had not, however, considered him as a possible love match - until that moment.
Whether you are trying to start, stop or continue a habit of any kind, success lies in developing a healthy indifference toward the matter. Indifference may not sound like a positive state. Indifference can imply medicrity or lack of interest; however, indifference is the opposite of compulsion. Creating healthy indifference is one of the fundamental lessons I teach in our Colorado Wellness Retreats. Guests leave the retreats with the ability to make a decision and stick to it.
One of my favorite things to work on with clients in my private hypnotherapy practice is the art and science of de-hypnotizing ourselves. The process begins with acknowledging our feelings and making choices based upon what is right and good for us. For instance, how many times have you said "yes" to someone when you knew it was too much for you to take on? Or bought the cheaper version of something because "I don't really need the nicer one," even though it would have made you feel incredible and in reality it was not that much more expensive?
My first awareness of the impact that habits have on our enjoyment, success and experience in life came when I read the best selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. I have to admit, I read that book with a combination of hope and doubt about my own ability to rise to such a disciplined way of life. BORING was my biggest fear, right ahead of having to see that I was not destined for the kind of success that the author spoke of.
15 more dating habits to break by the time you hit the big 3-0.