To discourage my son from his electronic game use I made the bottom shelves of our dining room bookcase the new home for his writing station complete with a basket of crayons, a stack of white and colored construction paper, individual cups of markers, scissors, erasers, stickers, glue, scotch tape and colored pencils. This coupled with 2 other shelves that individually housed his Lego and building blocks bins. … More How Your Home Can Set You Up For Resolution Success
What you thought you thought and felt about those areas tends to change when it’s in black and white looking back at you…When I just focus on making myself as resilient as I can be, then practical and effective ideas come naturally on changing what needs to be changed, down to the minutia. … More Why Doing This, Will Make Your Resolutions Stick
Constraints can be that door we relax next to and accept or it can be the catalyst of creative tension that causes us to dig deep and push against it to find ways to open it, go around it or bust it down. … More How Time Constraints Can Fuel Your Motivation
background noise though, keeps the body in subtle a state of alarm. There is primitive programming in our cells that responds to noise as a threat. It receives this stimulation as a signal that it isn’t safe to completely let go of all it’s defenses and drift off safely into sleep. I thought my mind over matter philosophy was working just fine for me until we moved to my current rural area.
tapping into that flow most regularly, I realize, depends most heavily on the quality of my sleep…It is a delicate balance between giving to myself to be my best and giving to those I love to be my best. … More 5 Obstacles to Deep Sleep
Have you ever created crazy standards for yourself on how you should be and what the process of change to be that way should look like? I know I have. I tortured myself trying to do right by all these “shoulds” for many years…A day has yet to come in 12 years when I do nothing in my self care routine. Something always gets done and the result has been a solidly growing sense of well being at the foundation of my life today. … More Stopping the Madness of Perfectionism: part 4 Incremental Increase
I learned that I do prefer those days when I get to do all my self care activities done in a concentrated manner in the morning, yet when things out of my control come my way I can roll with the punches. … More Stopping the Madness of Perfectionism: Part 3, The Safety Net