Are you going to be “real” this year?
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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?
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What positive action steps are you going to take this year?

The start of a new year is a great time to reflect upon your personal growth. What 10 positive action steps are you going to take this year? To help you start the process, I’m going to list my action steps. You should make your own written list. Put your list on your refrigerator or in a place where you’ll see it every day. It’s important to remind yourself daily of your goals, so that you don’t get distracted by everyday life.

  1. I’m going to stop getting 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 losing a productive day. I let these small matters clutter my 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?
Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success

Do you have good habits of mind?

In their groundbreaking book, Habits of Mind, Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick, identify a set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society. These skills promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity, and craftsmanship.

One goal behind these life skills is to provide a road map as to how to behave intelligently when you DON’T know the answer. It means having a disposition toward intelligent behavior when confronted with problems or new learning.

The application of these 16 Habits of Mind will help you work through real life situations. 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 tips for getting things done?
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Do you need some tips for getting things done?

  •  Prioritize! Focus on what’s truly important. I know from personal experience that I’m more productive when I focus on activities that are crucial to getting the job done. I’m guilty of getting sidetracked by unimportant tasks 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. Constantly ask yourself, “Is this the best use of my time?”
  • Don’t put off disliked tasks. Do you have a tendency to put off unpleasant tasks that you simply don’t like to do? Lighten your emotional and physical well-being by getting them finished and out of your way. Otherwise, these tasks will haunt you. They will follow you around from to-do list to to-do list and become energy drainers that deplete your ability to focus on other things.  (more…)

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