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Month: January 2018

Reminders To Myself: From the daily items to the big picture

Reminders To Myself: From the daily items to the big picture

Throughout my day, I get a lot of reminders, and they’re all from me. Some are related to work, others related to my personal life, and many are about keeping myself healthy, focused, and with my big picture in sight. Most are digital, but some are paper based. These reminders enable me to stay on track with my goals and daily tasks, while confidently not worrying about what I need to remember. To-do reminders such as a phone call I…

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What Intervals Seem to Have Done for Me

What Intervals Seem to Have Done for Me

I explained in a previous post how using the MyFitnessPal app helped me to lose more than 20 pounds last year. The app alone didn’t do it, but rather it was my discipline in using it, keeping my goals in mind, and adding interval exercises to my workouts. It was my wife who first suggested this to me and I thankfully took her advice. Let me be clear, I’m not a health care provider, nor am I a personal trainer….

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Beware of Contagious Emotions

Beware of Contagious Emotions

Many years ago I worked with a woman who was the most pessimistic person I’ve ever met in my life. She found the negative in everything. I once countered something negative she said with a positive take on the subject we were talking about and she replied, “Well, if you want to be positive about it” and stormed back to her office. This was a trying person to work with and certainly had a negative impact on my own mood…

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