habit

I see no reason

If you see no reason to give thanks, the issue is no one’s but your own. Reasons to give thanks The very fact you may be agreeing or disagreeing with this statement is a reason to give thanks.  You are a thinking, breathing, live human being.  Give thanks for that.  If your life sucks, the …

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Creatures of habit

Yep, humans are creatures of habit.  Why?  According to a book I am reading it is because thinking makes our brains use calories, and our self-protection mechanisms are built to conserve calories.  I guess that is why it is so hard to lose that stubborn fat around our middle section! The book I am reading …

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Your Magnificent Self

Does this sound familiar to you?  When someone gives you a complement you either dismiss the compliment (“You don’t have to thank me.”) or downplay the compliment (“It was nothing.”)  Either way you are dishonoring the Magnificent Self you are, and at the same time you are dishonoring the person offering the compliment. Most compliments …

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I told you so!

Want to really run a relationship into the ground?  Say “I told you so.”  It really doesn’t matter if you were completely right, saying “I told you so” is a relationship being killed slowly. No one likes being reminded they made an error, so the response, be it spoken or unspoken, is uniformly negative. The question you get to ask …

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Listening

I have too often found myself listening to another person tell me about something that is happening in their lives or a problem they are experiencing, then wanting to jump right in and “fix” whatever it is.  Do you identify with this tendency? I have been told this desire to “fix things” is a male …

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Consistency

Consistency can be a good thing, or it can be a trap.  Being someone who can be counted upon to complete tasks on time, accurately is indeed a wonderful thing. Being a person who can only do a task one way, not so wonderful.  However there is a thin line between consistency, habit and being …

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Boredom

We say to ourselves no one likes to be bored. We have been reminded many times that “Idle hands are the devils playground.” We have come to believe we are slacking off when we want to take time to listen to ourselves, to relax, to enjoy our family or friends.  For just a moment consider how we …

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