Put your passions and interests down on paper. It will help you determine your life’s direction and how to spend your time.

Over the last year, I’ve been overwhelmed with possibilities for my life. New opportunities have been arising, and I’m interested in pursuing any number of these, and doing so might change the direction of my life.

The trouble started when I was much younger. Continue reading “Your Life Map Will Clear Your Path”

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Worried about what happens when your self-discipline breaks down a little bit? Here’s how cheat days can help you recommit and reach your goals.

Could cheat days actually help you accomplish your goals?

We praise self-discipline a great deal, and even we acknowledge that sometimes you just have to suck it up and do what you need to do. However, there are times that cheating a little can help you accomplish your goals.

Before you decide that you can’t have any fun, consider that adding cheat days to your routine could actually help you in the long run.

Concepts

  • What are cheat days?
  • Should you even use the term cheat days? What does it imply when you think that your life is no fun?
  • How can fudging a little on your discipline help you accomplish your overall goals?
  • Tips for making cheat days more effective.

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Resources

American Psychological AssociationInformation from the APA at about will power and its limits.
University College of LondonUniversity College of London busts the myth of the 21 day habit formation.
MyFitnessPalMy Fitness Pal breaks down the problems with cheat days and how they can slow you down.
WebMDWebMD explains how to use cheat days to boost your willpower and reach your goals.

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Kids think adults can do whatever they want. The truth is that you need to get things done — even if it’s not fun.

We all have days when we don’t feel like doing anything. But that doesn’t mean that we can just go back to bed. Adulting is sometimes about doing things you don’t want to do — just because it’s the right thing to do.

We discuss some of the things that might be holding you back, as well as excuses you might be making. Learn to overcome your reluctance by understanding yourself and looking for ways to reward yourself be doing what you need to do.

Even if you aren’t motivated, you can still get things done.

Concepts

  • Why don’t millennials want to participate in hard work?
  • What are some of the hangups holding you back?
  • Strategies for learning how get things done when you don’t feel like it.
  • The importance of doing things that may be unpleasant.
  • How do you identify excuses vs. legitmate reasons not to do something?

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Miami HeraldNews report on the “Monitoring the Future” study showing millennial disconnect between hard work and money
Psychology TodayStrategies for identifying excuses and overcoming them so you get things done

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