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Habits

The most important two minutes in your life

Two minutes here and there rarely matter very much over a day, a week, a lifetime. But there are two minutes you could spend, right now, that would have a significant impact on your life. I’ll save you the suspense: it’s two-minute meditation. And it’s straightforward: take

All about Stillness

I’ve heard from many people who say, “I overthink,” or “I can’t get out of my head.” This is pretty common. Thinking isn’t the problem, but the struggle comes when we’re continually spinning stories in our heads and getting caught up in them. Our minds jump

Pairing down your life

Our lives are overfull. There’s not a single one of us who is free of that trap, in my experience. We say yes to invitations and commitments; we answer as many emails and messages as possible; we join courses and groups, buy books, take on new hobbies, get involved

Developing a more flexible mind

I believe that a flexible mind helps us deal with chaos, loss, significant life changes, small frustrations, and all that life throws our way. A flexible mind leads to more peace. You’re not as stuck in your ways and can adapt to change. You don’t always think you’

Small actions, huge impact

The problems with these everyday situations are that we take the big picture, the overwhelming nature of it all, and use it not to do anything. Instead, I’ve found it useful to pick one tiny action. It can change everything. Photo by Jason Hogan / UnsplashSome examples: I have too

How to get back on the exercise train

It’s a story most of us have lived through at some time or other: we begin an exercise program, and it’s going well, but after a week or two or a month or two or even a year or two, we fall off the program. Then we might

Make it your job

When you’re feeling resentful or angry about something, it’s worth stopping to consider why. This morning, I woke up to a dirty kitchen, and as I do most mornings, I started cleaning it up. Washing dishes, wiping counters, putting dishes away, and so on. I do this a

Turn inspiration into action

How many times have you read a great article, had an idea, or wanted to make a change but didn’t? It’s one of the biggest frustrations for people who read this site: people blame themselves for not implementing a plan to change habits. It takes a switch in
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