Work Hard

Growing up, one of the things that I heard repeatedly was that you have to work hard to be successful. Somehow or another my growing brain associated the following with that statement: Working hard requires lots of time Working hard requires sacrifice Working hard is no fun Working hard is stressful Not working hard isContinue reading “Work Hard”

Time Poverty

How many times last week did you say “I don’t have time”? What did you miss out on because this was your automatic response? If you are like I was, you may be saying this multiple times a day. You know that you are super busy and you just don’t have time for anything elseContinue reading “Time Poverty”

Stop Second Guessing

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your self confidence? One symptom I routinely see with lower self confidence scores is the habit of second guessing most decisions.  How much time do you spend second guessing your decisions? Do you hear yourself saying “I should have” or “I shouldn’t have” after every singleContinue reading “Stop Second Guessing”

Put Your Electronic Input on a Fast

Intermittent fasting is quite the popular topic these days. There are lots of articles promoting the benefits of this type of eating including the fact that it’s more in line with our body’s natural rhythm.  It occurred to me a while ago that limiting any kind of consumption to a defined period would be anContinue reading “Put Your Electronic Input on a Fast”

Addicted to Email?

Up until about a year ago, I didn’t realize that I was addicted to email. It was just like a little slot machine on my phone dinging away and encouraging me to look at it all the time. Once I did look at it, I got sucked in and either spent my free time workingContinue reading “Addicted to Email?”

Are you an Overachiever?

I’ve met a lot of Type A’s in my life, including the one I look at every day in the mirror. One thing we all have in common is that we are achievers. We like to set goals, we like to win, and we like to do it quickly without a lot of drama. WeContinue reading “Are you an Overachiever?”

An Awful Lot of Awfulizing

There is an awful lot of awfulizing going on in my orbit today.  If you listen to some people, the world is going to end. You might be the one doing the awfulizing. Listen, you are not Nostradamus. You cannot predict the future. The future is uncertain at all times. There is no certainty outsideContinue reading “An Awful Lot of Awfulizing”

Scarcity Mindset Drives Chronic Stress

It occurred to me today that thinking we don’t have enough in any area of our life really drives the feelings of chronic stress and overwhelm. In fact, I’d say it was a primary driver. Our partners aren’t enough, we don’t feel like we are enough, we don’t have enough time, we don’t have enoughContinue reading “Scarcity Mindset Drives Chronic Stress”