The Most Simple “How to Journal” Framework Ever

If you’ve been working to improve your whole self — to be more grateful, positive, and mindful; to feel your best physically and emotionally; and to gain control over your life — then adopting a daily journal is the single most important step you can take to get started. Life…

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How to Build Willpower: A 4-Step System to Fight Temptation

Willpower is a fragile thing. Subjected to stress, sleep deprivation, or simple visual triggers, it disappears, our resolutions evaporating in the face of reality. You’ve likely experienced this (along with a subsequent dose of guilt) — a brief argument with your partner turns into a consolation drink, a late night…

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How to Know When Quitting Is the Right Thing to Do

When were you last congratulated for quitting? Most of us would be hard-pressed to remember such a time. After all, quitting is usually associated with failure, weakness, and giving up. Being labeled a “quitter” is not something many people aspire to. Instead, our achievement-oriented culture urges us to push through…

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Operation You: Taking Personal Responsibility

There’s just no easy way to say this: your biggest problem is you. It’s not the weather, or the economy, or the government, or the alignment of the stars. It’s you. Phew! I’m glad we’ve sorted that out. Now, we can start getting you out of your own way. Prepare…

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How to Succeed in the WLC: Focus on Consistency, Not Results

A few weeks into the Whole Life Challenge, you will likely see some significant changes. Focusing on quality food choices, smart exercise choices, and even smarter recovery choices will, without a doubt, impact your health, fitness, and well-being. It’s very cool to see the number on the scale going down,…

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How to Create Change in Your Life When It Feels Impossible

Making a change in your life can seem a daunting task. The more important something is, the more worried we get about doing it “right,” and ironically, the more likely we become to put it off. But making those healthier, happier changes is what the Whole Life Challenge is here…

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How to Get Your Partner to Play the WLC (Without Nagging)

When your partner or spouse doesn’t want to do something, no amount of cajoling or nagging can convince them. Our house is filled with giant collections of comics. I’ve tried over the years, but each time I pick up a comic book, I get distracted by the art and can’t…

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Why Your To-Do List Is Broken and How to Fix It

Over the years I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with to-do lists. I’ve learned numerous productivity methodologies and found value in all of them, including David Allen’s GTD system, Kanban, and Bullet Journaling. Each of these systems has made me more effective, in the sense that I become efficient at doing…

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