Chronic Stress is a Habit

Are you stressed most of the time? Do you find it difficult to turn off your brain at night so you can sleep? Is it starting to affect your health? Were you able to turn off your urge to work while you were off the past few weeks? What if I told you that nothingContinue reading “Chronic Stress is a Habit”

The Stress Pareto

I’m sure you are familiar with the 80-20 rule, but have you ever thought of it in the context of how stressed you are feeling? It’s an interesting exercise and here are my thoughts on the subject. I would love to hear yours too! The 80-20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, states that 80% ofContinue reading “The Stress Pareto”

Molting Your Way to Calm

Did you know that we have tens of thousands of habits that are on autopilot? These run the gambit from habitual thought patterns that we always think to habitual routines that we always do. The sum of all of these is called our self concept. Our belief of who we are…right now. In order toContinue reading “Molting Your Way to Calm”

The Secret to Achieving any Goal

We are getting ready to wrap up the end of the year. Maybe, like me, you are reviewing the year to see what went well, what didn’t go well, and what you can change next year.  One of the areas I’m really focusing on in my review is where I took massive action and whereContinue reading “The Secret to Achieving any Goal”

Using your Inner Critic as a Superpower

Your inner critic is the voice you hear when you are full of doubt about whether or not you can accomplish something. It might sound like you or it might sound like someone in your life who was quite critical of you. Typically when you think of the inner critic it’s a negative connotation. ThisContinue reading “Using your Inner Critic as a Superpower”

Feeling Productive

Today I want to spend some time talking about productivity. I know, it’s a super exciting topic and one that you hear about all the time.  I’m not going to spend any time at all preaching at you about how to be uber productive. I want to take a new spin on the subject. ProductiveContinue reading “Feeling Productive”

Goal Setting for 2021

It’s the last month of 2020. It’s time to review how we did against our plans in 2020 and to set our plan for 2021.  What did you do well this year? What didn’t go well this year? What could you have done differently? The answers to these questions are going to be very helpfulContinue reading “Goal Setting for 2021”

The Value of Challenging Relationships

Relationships with others are a big source of thoughts that lead to stress in our lives. There are usually people in our lives that we don’t like all that much and being around them may generate thoughts inside us that lead to stress. We have a set of expectations of how people should act andContinue reading “The Value of Challenging Relationships”

Strategy’s Evil Twin, Rumination

I’ve been noticing lately the correlation between having a gift for strategic thinking and being prone to anxiety/overwhelm.  It’s made me really curious.  Here’s my hypothesis. When you have a gift for strategic thinking, you are processing what if scenarios, alternate paths, and possible outcomes naturally to come up with the best path forward. It’sContinue reading “Strategy’s Evil Twin, Rumination”