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The Declutter Bug

The reason why I have not been able to focus as closely as I wanted to on drafting posts for this blog recently is that we have been decluttering. 506 more words

Autobiographical

5 Ways to Improve Your Willpower and Reach Your Dreams

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours.” ~ Richard Bach

We live in a world of instant gratification. In a nanosecond we can send and receive data, speak to people around the world and have information at our fingertips like never before.

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Ego-Depletion

Beans Are the Perfect Food

No bread, no potatoes. Reduce rice, corn, and pasta. Beans are the perfect food.

We have been asking whether the proposition “Every event has its cause” really leads to determinism and thus pragmatically conflicts with the ordinary human presumption of free will. 1,480 more words

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Week Seven: Summer 2016 Online Writing Group

It’s week seven of our online writing group!

We’re almost finished! It sounds as though everyone has made solid progress on works-in-progress, and that makes me feel warm and gooey. 2,078 more words

Writing

"I can resist anything but temptation." -Oscar Wilde

Common wisdom holds that we should reduce temptation by avoiding contact with tempting things. For instance: don’t keep chocolate in the house.

However, the “scarcity principle” says  182 more words

Power of motivation

Motivation is a very complex construct that everyone strives for. What I’ve learned is that there are three things that are important in motivation. The first one is to have a concrete… 293 more words

Goals

Ego depletion

Ego depletion refers to the idea that self-control or willpower draw upon a limited pool of mental resources that can be used up.[1] When the energy for mental activity is low, self-control is typically impaired, which would be considered a state of ego depletion. 1,249 more words

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