• self-improvement,  Success

    Test Your Limits

    Four hours of sleep is not enough. I’ve been experimenting with my sleep schedule lately. Since successful people tend to wake up earlier, I want to alter my personal habits in order to become more like them. Today I set the intention to wake up at 4 am since I have to be at work by 9 am. I feel…

  • Happiness,  self-improvement

    Breathe

    I had a small panic attack this morning. It happened as I sat down to plan my day. My mind wandered to all of the things I want to accomplish this year when it suddenly became difficult to breathe. Every inch of my body tensed up as I tried to force air into my lungs. I stopped, set my pencil…

  • Organization,  Productivity,  self-improvement

    The Habit Chain

    It takes time to form a habit. Positive habits are definitely worth the effort to build. They can slowly transform our life from the mediocre into an absolutely astounding existence. When remaking your life it is best to start small. Analyze the things you want to change about yourself and select just one to focus on. This is how Benjamin…

  • self-improvement

    The Art of Talking To Yourself

    People who talk to themselves are usually lumped with the insane. It feels awkward to stumble across someone having a conversation with themselves. But did you know that self-talk, when done properly, can actually carry a positive benefit? In his book The Magic of Believing, Claude Bristol discussed this occurrence. He witnessed an inebriated man stare into a mirror and…

  • Life,  self-improvement,  Success

    Carpe Annum

    This is it. The dawn of an entirely new year. I couldn’t wait to greet it. I woke up, made my coffee, and journaled as I watched the sun rise. I changed so much in 2018. I started out the year without a single serious idea of what I wanted to do with my life. Aside from my work schedule,…

  • Organization,  Productivity,  self-improvement

    Preparing for the New Year

    Twenty-eighteen has been an incredibly eventful year. I’ve come to terms with the fact that the previous stage of my life is ending and determined a new direction for my life. I may not know yet how I’ll get to there from here. That’s okay. All I have to do is continue to move forward with my end goal in…

  • Future Me,  self-improvement

    Playing Pretend

    Ever since my successful experiment I’ve been playing a game with myself. At random times as I go through my day I ask myself “what would Future Me do?” The results have been fascinating. Future Me has slightly different tastes than I do. I have found myself selecting different outfits for work and digging through my small stash of costume…

  • Future Me,  self-improvement

    What Would Future Me Do?

    Yesterday as I began getting ready for work I noticed that several dishes had piled up in the sink. It wasn’t horrible but it was enough to make me sigh. I’d have something else to do once I returned home late that night. Something caused me to pause: What would future me do in that situation? I asked myself. Future…

  • Law of Attraction,  self-improvement

    An Experiment in Luxury

    It is amazing how quickly things can work out when you create an intention. Shortly after challenging myself to reverse the Diderot Effect in my personal life a friend came over to visit. Her granddaughter was moving in with her; did I happen to have any old children’s movies that I would consider selling on the cheap? I pulled out…

  • self-improvement

    The Art of Focusing on Who You Want to Be

    The simple act of saying “stop” has benefited me immensely. For the first time in months, I felt an internal peace that speaks volumes in the silence. The frantic chatter in my mind has ceased now that I have given myself permission to just wait. As I mulled over the changes in myself over the years the shock slowly eased. I…