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Ruth Chang – Hard Choices – Self Development Quotes


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“It’s in the space of hard choices that you have the power to create reasons for yourself,
to make yourself into the kind of person you want to be.

Instead of looking for reasons out there, we should be looking for reasons in here.
‘Who am I to be?’”

– Ruth Chang




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Why Do I Procrastinate?   10 Causes and Fixes (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of an earlier post on procrastination.

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"Why Do I Procrastinate?"  Because…

6.  You Don't PLAY in a Deeply Nourishing Way

The good life––the kind that lasts––is about balance.  Play is just as important as work, but if you burn the candle at both ends of the stick, you'll still crave more pleasure when it's time to put your nose to the grindstone.

Nourishing play is recreation that taps the soul's juices.  It's about feeding that part of you that yearns for opening and expansion, laughter and freedom.  It's also about knowing what does that for you.

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Example Schedule

6:30am – Wake, water with lemon

6:40am – Stretch

7:00am – Shower, ready

7:30am – Meditate

8:00am – Breakfast

8:15am – Email

8:30am – Work (I usually make notes here about what I'll be focusing on, and then link to details about my project)

10:00am – 5 minute stretch break

11:45am – Lunch, maybe a walk around the block

12:15pm – Back to work

1:30pm – Workout (notes about what workout I'll be doing)

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Why Do I Procrastinate?   10 Causes and Fixes (Part 1)

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Why Do I Procrastinate?

Honestly, I don't much anymore.  I used to.  But I was unhappy and stressed out.  So, ever so slowly, I made changes.

Life feels better when you stay on task and get stuff done.  When you choose to spend your finite time on meaningful pursuits and focused intentions, your dreams really do begin to manifest.  It's real.  But you have to learn how to stop procrastinating.

Below are 10 important causes of procrastination and fixes you can use against them!

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Rumi – Out Beyond Ideas – Self Development Quotes


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“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.”

– Rumi


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I Quit Sugar!  13 Motivational Tips to Help You Do It Too

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I Quit Sugar!

So, as health-conscious as I've been all of my adult life, I admittedly have a very persuasive sweet-tooth.  Ya, let's call it what it is:  sugar addiction.  BUT, today is my fourth day off the stuff!  I did it––I quit SUGAR!!!

It's been TOUGH!  I've done it before and it's never easy.  Yesterday I had a mini-breakdown:  a slight––what should I call it––emotional fit.  With confusion and an overwhelming urge to cry for no reason, I just let it happen and I was a bit like a two-year-old:  wanking, exhausted, frustrated, and tearful.  Luckily, no one was around to see it 🙂  But, I got over it quickly and then I realized it was sugar withdrawal.

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Hugh Laurie – Never Ready – Self Development Quotes



"It's a terrible thing, I think, in life, to wait until you're ready.
I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready.  There is only now.  
And you may as well do it now.  Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."  

– Hugh Laurie


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