Tag Archives: Change

New starts, clean slates, letting go

Hello Clean Slate

There is nothing more exciting to me than a brand new spiral notebook.  It is just so beautiful.  So pristine.  So ready for the possibilities.  It is a clean slate. I love it because I can do whatever I want.  It could be a to-do list, a journal, a sketchbook, or I can fill it with notes about any subject I want.  What is there not to like about that?

Many times a clean slate is harder to come by than a new notebook:  Moving, ending relationships, starting new jobs, apologizing.  However, we get that magic time that our cultural tradition gives us every year…New Years! Continue reading

Change is inevitable

Six Reasons to Embrace Change and Four Ways to Do It!

 

Fall is here!

One of the great things about living in the Midwest is watching the change of seasons.  Every season brings something unique and wonderful.

All that change suits someone like me that lives a serial life.

Change is inevitable. The weather changes. The seasons change.  We grow older.  Culture changes. Fashion changes. Technology changes.  Life is always in flux.

However, there are many out there that don’t do well with change.

Yes, it can be prickly.  Yes, it is not always in our control.   It’s going to happen anyway.

Change isn’t inherently bad and we know it is going to happen anyways, we should embrace it and make the most out of it. Continue reading

Five reasons why habit tracking is beneficial

Five Benefits of Habit Tracking

Have you ever wanted to break your bad habits or create new ones?

It’s usually easier said than done.

Jerry Seinfeld has been credited in popularizing the technique of habit tracking.  He has been reported giving the advice that this is the technique he used when he was an up and comer.  He simply put a red X on his calendar every day that he did some writing so that he formed a chain.  He didn’t want to break the chain so he continued and then it was a habit.

Continue reading

How NOT to Turn into a Curmudgeon (or how to be a cool old person)

Have you ever noticed that there are two types of old people?

There are cranky, bitter, sour old people. The Curmudgeons. These are the ones most people dread being around.

Then there is the interesting fun to be with old people that people look at and say “That’s how I want to be when I grow up”.  They are the cool old people. Continue reading

Five Things You Can Do When Change Snowballs

Five Things You Can Do When Change Snowballs

 

Have you ever decided to clean out a closet or a room and you start and all of a sudden it looks way worse than the mess you were trying to remedy?

It happens to me all the time.  Sometimes knowing this makes me even reluctant to start.  Once I do start it can even be a bit daunting.

Then I realized that this happens when I make changes, too. Continue reading

Questions to ask yourself

Questions to Ask Yourself When Contemplating a Major Life Change

 

Sometimes we feel we need to make a change.  How can you tell if you just need to color your hair, try something new, or make a drastic change?

No one can really answer that question but you. Sometimes a small change can garner large results. However, if there is even a remote possibility that you could/should/want/have to make a huge transformation then you should make sure you explore it thoroughly. Continue reading