Are you going to be “real” this year?

Are you going to be “real” this year? As a highly sensitive person, I know the importance of the time to get real right now!

Another year has closed its doors, and a new year is open before us. It is the perfect time to reflect upon our lives and make positive plans for the future. The thought of having a clean slate and getting a fresh start motivates us to improve our lives. The New Year is full of endless possibilities and potential. (more…)

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What positive action steps are you going to take this year?

What 10 positive action steps are you going to take this year? I’m going to list my action steps to help you start the process. Make a written list and refer to it every day. It’s important to keep up this repetition to keep you focused on the right path. It’s too easy to become distracted by everyday life.

(1) I’m going to conquer becoming upset over the little things. I tend to let “upsets” set the tone for my day. It’s normal to be bothered, but not at the expense of not having a productive day that clutter your thought process. Acknowledging these distractions and letting them go is the only way for me to go! (more…)

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Do you have good habits of mind?

Do you have good habits of mind? The Habits of Mind are an identified set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society and promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship.

The understanding and application of these 16 Habits of Mind serve to
provide the skills to work through real life situations that equip us to respond using awareness, thought, and intentional strategy in order to gain a positive outcome. They are as follows:

1. Persisting: Sticking to a task at hand. Following through to completion. Can and do remain focused. (more…)

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Do you need some ways to get things done?

Do you need some ways to get things done? Here are some of my thoughts about this. They are as follows:

* Focus on what’s truly important. I know from personal experience that I’m more productive when I focus on tasks that are crucial to getting the job done. I’m guilty of spending too much time being sidetracked by unimportant and unessential activities that distract me from what I want to accomplish. Concentrate on activities that bring returns proportionate to the time and energy you put into them.

* Don’t put off disliked tasks. Do you ever put off unpleasant tasks that you simply don’t like to do? They are energy drainers that deplete your ability to focus on the important ones. Lighten your emotional and physical well-being by getting them finished and out of your way. (more…)

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