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Month: September 2016

The Sugary Commute

The Sugary Commute

A great deal of being successful in life is being good at pattern recognition. The last few weeks I have been working a fair share of 10-12 hour days. This has not been the easiest but it has had a positive side in bringing some things to the surface I never quite noticed before. One of the most striking revelations is how little willpower I seem to have after a super long day. Even when it’s my husband’s turn to…

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Getting Back to Normal

Getting Back to Normal

One of the truly great things about practicing a more mindful approach to life is that you are able to notice much more quickly when things start getting off track and one finds themselves reaching for the autopilot button. This is how I have been feeling the last couple of weeks. It all started with attending a conference on the East coast that took place from midweek to Sunday when I flew back home. As enjoyable as it is to…

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The Cyclical Nature of Stress (and what to do about it)

The Cyclical Nature of Stress (and what to do about it)

Last week was particularly on the fuller side. I had an exam looming over me the entire week which meant that on top of my routine work and home responsibilities I had to carve out time to study. Couple that with some less than decent sleep, and early on in the week I felt increasingly overwhelmed. The overwhelm vortex has a way of making every single task seem that much harder than it really is, and as a result there…

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System Restore

System Restore

I am not a very tech savvy person. When my computer is acting up, I pretty much employ the system restore tool with gusto, to roll all the glitches and slowdowns back to a more simple time. How I wish that life had a system restore program. Besides just getting to relive certain wonderful days like my wedding day, and my college graduation, I would like to be restored to certain periods when I am experiencing more motivation. There is…

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Don’t Go Home After Work

Don’t Go Home After Work

Well, not right away. It might seem counterintuitive, but this is one of the best strategies for ultimate productivity. Even if you are an extremely motivated person, the natural circadian rhythm of the human body starts to signal that it is time to start winding down usually right around the time most of us are leaving our jobs for the day. Instead of wasting this time yawning through your commute, seize the moment and re-energize yourself by changing locations and…

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Being a Good Patient

Being a Good Patient

I have been home sick the last two days, and I am going a bit stir crazy. I realize now that I am a terrible patient. I immediately try to negotiate with the doctor about how much time I realistically need to rest, and feel many guilt pangs for not being able to work on my projects as planned. Not a single person has been unsupportive to my being under the weather, well, except for me. How is it that…

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Flexibility is the Name of the Game

Flexibility is the Name of the Game

It is now the second week of the new fall semester, and things have been a little hectic at times. I strongly believe in having useful and life nourishing routines, which is why one of my goals for the rest of the year is to wake up at 6 a.m. at least three times a week (ideally all five weekdays) so that I can spend some quality time with my husband and get some time to myself to relax while…

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