Building Emotional Resilience

Building Emotional Resilience

While you are in the grasp of strong negative emotions it may seem difficult to build any resilience to life’s less pleasurable experiences. It is possible, and that’s a thought you should bear in mind if you are experiencing excessive negative thoughts. Why do some people give up and cry into a bottle, while others …

Behavior-Based Goals vs. Outcome-Based Goals

Behavior-Based Goals vs. Outcome-Based Goals

We all know that goal-oriented people are more successful, happier, and more productive. But setting and keeping goals is a skill, and like any skill, there’s a right way to do it. One thing you might find helpful is separating your goals into behavior-based and outcome-based models. There are a few differences between the two, …

Finding Happiness By Practicing Gratitude

Finding Happiness By Practicing Gratitude

Every November, Americans gather with their families to spend a day giving thanks. Enjoying a day of thanks is wonderful, but you don’t have to wait until the end of the year to do so. You can be thankful all-year-round. There is a bounty of power and benefits to be found in practicing gratitude. It …

5 Ways to Keep Your Motivation High

5 Ways to Keep Your Motivation High

Losing motivation? It happens to the best of us. But there are tricks to staying motivated, many of which involve taking a hard look at your goals. With a little preparation and solid planning, there’s no reason why you can’t stay motivated all the way through any project you’ve set out for yourself. How? 1. …

Benefits of Developing Discipline

Benefits of Developing Discipline

When you develop self-discipline, you have many beneficial results. These include a sense of accomplishment, more self-respect, and a better understanding of what you can do. Discipline is not always easy, but it is well worth it. When you set goals and work on them every day until you accomplish the goal, you feel proud …

Challenges Can Help You to Develop More Discipline

Challenges Can Help You to Develop More Discipline

Use challenges to build discipline. One way to develop more discipline is to use challenges. This makes it more like a game and less like a chore. Also, there can be an element of competition with others, and having others help hold you accountable can improve your odds of success. Challenges are easy to find. …

4 Easy Strategies to Stick to Your New Year’s Goals

4 Easy Strategies to Stick to Your New Year’s Goals

Science has proven that micro-habits are much more effective than big, hairy goals. Yet, when another New Year’s rolls around, the first thing we do is make a huge list of resolutions we want to keep. However, using micro-habits to make changes in your life sets you up for success because of the consistent progress …

Self-Discipline for the Long Term

Self-Discipline for the Long Term

You may think that developing discipline is about limitations. This thought has probably been reinforced by previous attempts at changing your bad habits. Actually, it can be very empowering to develop discipline. Think back to when you managed to make a change in behavior that was successful, how did you feel? When you overcome obstacles …

Why Routines Are Good for You

Why Routines Are Good for You

You’ll hear some people refer to routine as being dull or boring. It implies that life is the same mundane day over and over. However, routines are a great way to get your work done. It’s also a great means for teams to work together toward a common goal. When everyone has an understanding of …

Creating Habits That Help You Stay Motivated

It should come as no surprise that the habits we form will determine our success or failure. After all, habits already dictate a lot about our lives. If we, for example, eat large amounts of food regularly and don’t exercise, we can expect to have physical consequences for our actions. That’s why it’s so important …