In our day to day, it can be hard to focus on the truly important things when everything seems important and to-do lists can be their own sort of hell. Instead of dealing with overwhelm, start by answering, "What would make today great?" to define the things that would make you happy that you did them.
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If you can swing it, paying off your mortgage early sounds like a smart enough idea. But some prefer to invest rather than throw cash at outstanding, low-interest debt. The idea is, if your debt's interest rate is lower than your investment return, you come out ahead. Here's a simple way to decide if this route is right for you.
When things don't go your way, "looking on the bright side" is a real test of your ability to show gratitude. No one is perfect at showing gratitude at first, but here's an idea that can help: Keep a "jar of awesome" in plain sight to remind you that good things — and a lot of them — have happened when life gets you down.
Creating a healthy habit takes time. You have to know why you want to achieve a certain goal. Then it takes deliberate action each and every day, consistently, to make it stick. Instead of overwhelming yourself with the bigger picture goal, try breaking your habit down into "actions per day". Here's how.
Sometimes it's interesting to think about life in terms of our limited time. If you knew today was your last day, would you be happy with what you're doing? It's an interesting question, but not a very practical one. When you think in terms of an expiration date, it can be problematic for a couple of reasons.
There's nothing like an ambitious goal to focus your training, and running a marathon definitely fits the bill. Plenty of mere mortals have completed the 42km race, but it takes time, planning and, of course, an appropriate level of fitness. Here's how to know if a marathon is a realistic goal for you.
Web: There are a million ways to track your habits, but Daybook takes a very simple approach. You add the habits you want to build, then click a counter each time you do the activity and that's it. No dates, no stats, nothing fancy.