Last December, I wrote the first part of this post about developing habits to gain more confidence. Here’s the second part of the post which completes what is supposed to be the 12 habits we can develop one at a time each month for 2014. 30 Day Challenge I learned about the 30 day challenge from Steve Scott of Develop Good Habits who attributed this idea from Steve Pavlina. Accordingly, Pavlina copied this from the software industry’s trial version. That is, you do not buy into the …..
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Every year, we are fond of the countdown, the new year’s resolutions and the yearend reviews. Have we all taken these seriously or are we just joining the trend and cliché out of it? A week ago, I was getting myself ready with a yearend post on the Best of 2013 but realized that I should not be joining the bandwagon of the yearend routine. Instead, I should write about real, concrete things to work on using at least a strategy that is proven to be effective. Hence, I thought of adopting …..
Have you ever found yourself ‘talking to yourself’ in the midst of a personal struggle? Or maybe you refused to make a monologue but somehow there is this fight between one who sounded like your mother trying to be a control freak and the child that you were trying to whimp and being ‘unreasonable’? Years ago, I discovered this inner child concept and ended up with a book by Lucia Cappachione: “Recovery of Your Inner Child”. I was on an intense and growing desire to change, uproot …..
Let me check my things to do in the last two weeks: Read this book while on train; Fill out a loan application; Read personal emails in detail; Listen to an interesting podcast; Write 2 blog posts over the weekend…the list goes on. At least I have done 20% in one of them. Arggh. Sounds familiar? As we are talking about procrastination, let us not wait further to do something about it. Ask yourself- which one important work have you been dragging week on week and not able to successfully …..
Do you ever find yourself frequenting the self-help section of your favorite bookstore and start to feel alarmed that you are ‘in need of help’? You are not alone. Recent article from Daily Mail UK mentioned that in UK, in spite of the dip on book sales with the recent economic downturn, self-help books increased sales by 25%! The growth of the self-help genre can be attributed to the huge clamor for it. A sign of hunger for happiness, inner peace and personal change. This industry …..