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The Benefits of Worrying (250 words)

August 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Often we do the things we do because of hidden payoffs. What’s a hidden payoff of worrying? Worrying protects us from having to do problem solving. Think about it…. 🙂 If I said “Would you...

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Productivity – Batching Tasks

August 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

The idea of “batching” tasks to streamline your workflow isn’t new, but I thought I’d share a couple of very quick examples of how I actually use this. These are related to finances, but aren’t...

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Free Task Management Download

August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

I made a free download people can use for prioritizing tasks. You can view it online here. To download it so you can use it however you please, click the link above, go to the...

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Procrastination / Avoidant Coping

August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about how people do avoidant coping to avoid difficult thoughts and emotions getting triggered, or to escape from them once they are already occurring. I wrote that the first step to overcoming...

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Sarah Sarah is a people-pleaser. When people ask her to do things or invite her places, never in a million years would it occur to her that she could say “no” even if she wanted...

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Fatigue and Avoidance (under 400 words)

August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Let’s think about a bear. A bear hibernates in winter to avoid the dangers of winter. Humans have evolved a similar mechanism. Sometimes when we sense a threat, our bodies respond by making us want...

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1 Min Behaviour Change Tip

August 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

This tip follows on from Friday's An Alternative to Willpower. I want to make sure I've explained the underlying principle really clearly.

You can create subtle changes in your behavior by...

Changing the external cues you...

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An Alternative to Willpower (350 words)

August 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

I'm currently doing a personal project of trying 30 new things in 30 days. The (short) story of how I got started with this project is a great example of why using willpower alone sucks as...

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1 Minute Procrastination Tip.

August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Try this 1 min tip next time you notice yourself procrastinating about something important....

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Something you can easily try today... When you kiss your partner goodbye at the start of the day, or kiss them hello at the end of the day, linger a little bit longer with the kiss....

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