Reach Your Goals by Learning to Harness the Power of Tiny Habits

Reach Your Goals by Learning to Harness the Power of Tiny Habits

It’s a month into the New Year and I’m happy to report that my first quarter goals are on track! But it has nothing to do with my amazingly strong willpower (don’t have any of that!) or an abundance of free time (also missing!). I owe my success so far solely to learning to harness the power of tiny habits. One of the first books I read in 2019 on my way to my Goodreads

No More Excuses

In the middle of fixing dinner, I had to leave the kitchen. I returned to find my daughter with her hand in the bag of shredded cheese I’d left on the counter. “Stop eating the cheese,” I said. She pulled her hand out, with a few shreds still stuck to her fingers, and smiled at me. “I’m not eating the cheese. I’m feeling the bag.” (And how exactly do I discount that shaky explanation? After

Earth Suit Maintenance

A few days at a higher altitude reminded me how fragile (and fickle) my body can be. Oxygen-debt headache. Unsatisfying sleep on a foreign bed. Nosebleeds due to dry air. Huffing and puffing with simple exertion. A frozen nose and a sunburned face. I recently came across this statement: Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. (How true. I can change addresses, but I’m stuck with this body for the

It Must Be Progress When …

You choose to go to the gym and workout as a reward for getting your work done. Seriously, I never thought this would be me. But, Saturday afternoon found me pedaling away on a stationary bike while reading a book. I could have read the same book while lounging on my couch, but I didn’t. Proof that I must have turned the corner in my exercise plan! You see, four weeks ago, my kids all

Changing Seasons

Today is the day. The day to load up the backpack and venture to new settings. To learn new things. To try something different. To catch up with old friends and make new ones. To start fresh with organizational plans, empty notebooks and brand-new crayons. To establish routines. To set new goals.   It’s the first day of school!!! (Can you tell I’m excited?)   I’ve been looking forward to this day for a very