Tag: change

Coping: why, whY, wHY WHY?!

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            Whether we realize it or not, we use coping strategies everyday.  Some maybe as subtle as sleeping in to avoid the traffic or procrastinating on a project or term paper due (guilty) hoping it will just do it itself.  It is when our unhealthy habits become a problem with our normal daily routine is when we need a change.  Our skills, routine, or what we think is working needs to be looked at.  Is this beneficial for me, is this getting me where I want to be, am I seeing bad consequences from these decisions?  These are just some of the questions we need to ask ourselves if we aren’t where we want to be.  

            Coping skills, strategies, or techniques have a couple of common threads that can be applied to just about any disorder: anxiety, anger, alcohol abuse, or any other ...

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  • Change
  • Coping

Tags:

  • body care
  • change
  • faith
  • intentional

Sunday Blues and Mundane Mondays

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It’s Sunday. You still have a million and one things left on your wishful weekend “to do” list and time is rapidly slipping by. Your motivation level is at a flat zero and you’re looking ahead at another busy week. Sound familiar? What if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way? What if Sundays became your new favorite day of the week. Let’s see if we can make that happen!

One way to make Sunday feel like an entire weekend wrapped into one day is to simply...unplug. Turn off your cell phone, lock it in a cupboard, and be PRESENT. My family knows that Sundays are sacred in my home. If anyone has an emergency, they know to contact my husband because your girl is unplugged for the entire day. Sundays are reserved for rest. When was the last time you gave yourself full permission to rest? No agenda, no to do list, no GUILT over not being the epitome of productivity and efficiency. Just rest.

If you give yourself this time a ...

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  • Rest

Tags:

  • change
  • mindfullness
  • practice
  • present
  • unplug

Try Tomatoes! That's Right, Try Tomatoes!

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  • Do you feel like you have lots of things you need to do or should be doing, but you just can’t seem to get them done? 
  • Do you have trouble being productive and staying motivated to get your tasks completed?  
  • Do you find yourself getting distracted and end the day feeling like nothing was accomplished? 
  • Try tomatoes!  That’s right try tomatoes.  

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system that alternates focused working sessions with short breaks. The goals of this technique are to improve your ability to complete tasks by maintaining sustained focus on one task, and to reduce mental fatigue by intentionally resting between tasks. It was developed in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo.  He was feeling overwhelmed and underproductive. So he decided to commit to 10 minutes of focused time on one task and he found a tomato sh ...

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  • Productivity

Tags:

  • The Pomodoro Technique
  • Tomatoes
  • change
  • distracting
  • practice

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