One strategy I have found extremely effective in interrupting a negative thought or behavior pattern is to ask yourself one simple question whenever you engage in a behavior/thought you wish to disrupt.
Having tried out all six strategies from the book The Depression Cure, what follows is a brief review of each one along with specific details on how I customized it to meet my own individual needs and how well I believe it worked for me.
WOAH!!! STOP!!! I looked back from my kayak to see people shouting and waving their arms at the man in the truck. Furiously backing his trailer down the boat ramp, he was headed straight for the girl scouts in kayaks at the bottom waiting patiently for their turn to be pushed off into the river. … Continue reading Watch out for the boats! Five strategies to deal with frustration and regain your patience
It’s one of the most common and basic pieces of personal development advice. Set your goals, write them down, and review them each day to refocus your efforts and motivate you to take action. Yet for many of us (myself included), reviewing our goals can leave us feeling frustrated and defeated. Instead of firing up … Continue reading #1 thing to do when reviewing your goals makes you miserable
Need some help tackling procrastination? Try these 8 ideas to kick the habit and get stuff done 1. If it takes 2 minutes or less, DO IT NOW! Simple things that can be done quickly don't need to be put off. Make it a new rule that if it will take 2 minutes or less … Continue reading 8 ideas to beat procrastination and Get Stuff Done
If you're anything like me, the 2-3 hour stretch right after lunch can seem like an uphill struggle. Unless you're lucky enough to live in a country that enjoys a post-lunch siesta, finding the will and motivation to plow on through the afternoon can be a daily challenge. Post-lunch sleepiness has typically been attributed to … Continue reading 3 steps to break out of the afternoon slump
Psychologist Amy Cuddy explains how the simple act of changing your posture can impact how you feel on a biological level, leaving you literally feeling more confident in a matter of minutes Watch the Video... If you enjoyed the video, or have experience of this working for you, please share in the comments below! Stay … Continue reading How to feel more confident in 2 minutes
Sticking to New Year resolutions is tough. Time and time again we start the new year with good intentions to get fit, eat healthy, get a new job, start a new business, or take up that new hobby we've been dreaming about. Yet inevitably, those good intentions and resolutions quickly fall by the wayside and … Continue reading 3 simple mindset techniques to help you stick with your New Year resolutions