Monday, April 30, 2012

What to tell yourself when you feel like giving up:

Have you tried to start a new habit or pattern of thought, and you're having a hard time sticking to it? We've known for awhile that it's a good strategy to focus on one day at a time rather than forever.

This is what Henrik Edberg recommends in his nice blog post. In it, he offers a "script," prewritten words you can use to encourage yourself to stick to that new behavior until 30 days are up and it is ingrained.

"Just for today I will. . . ."

Try it and see if it helps!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

When times get tough, this eternal truth (via Honest Abe) can really help.

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. 

They presented him the words: ‘And this, too, shall pass away’.’’ 

~ Abraham Lincoln, 1859