Fear…Fight, Flight or a Challenge?

Halloween is my JAM. I absolutely love it. My family also takes this holiday very seriously. Let’s just say that we have had our plan for costumes in place since July. Maybe it’s because my husband and I met at a Halloween party, but we really see it as quite the event every year. [...]

There is a Little Peace Right in Your Pocket!

We ALL have a lot to do. Everyone is super busy.  And, strangely, as soon as we aren't busy, we go crazy trying to make ourselves busy.  Why? Because let's face it, "busy" has a lot of value in our society.  If you're bored or chill, you leave open the opportunity to be called, "lazy," or not as "good" [...]

Your Guide to CREATING Motivation: MOM #2

Hello, lovely, lovely Reader!Here is the continuation of the Motivation series I have for you:The Mothers of Motivation: How to Create MotivationMOM#2: Adopt the Little by Little MentalityYou learned in the last blog that motivation comes after action, not before, so, it is important that you are working on your desired behavior a little here and [...]

How to Stay Motivated…

How Motivation Works 101: The most important and often overlooked concept here is this: Motivation comes after action, never before. So, you'll have to get yourself moving, just the littlest bit, to start breeding the motivation to stick to something. If this doesn't make any sense to you, you may be confusing inspiration with motivation. [...]

Try Walking Down A Different Street…

We've all heard Einstein's definition of insanity, "...doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Being stuck can be incredibly stressful. The first step in changing our plan of attack is to realize that what we are doing isn't working. I'd like to share a story with you that I heard from [...]

‘Tis the season for procrastination

Hello!Well, it's that time of year again...people are about to start putting off more than they have all year. It's quite sad acutally...I mean, if you decide today to put something off until "after the holidays" that's 44 DAYS of putting off! And let's face it, if you put it off until the first, that's [...]

How Men and Women Differ in Dealing with Stress…

Hello!It's interesting how men and women differ when dealing with stressful situations or decisions. Remember, there is an exception to every rule but generalities can be helpful when you are dealing with the opposite sex as they, most likely, will deal differently than you.Men tend to think things through. Knowing this, offer the man you [...]

Do You Have Southern Hospitality Syndrome?

Procrastinators: Listen Up!A big enabler of perpetual procrastination is what I like to call, “Southern Hospitality Syndrome.” Simply put, this is when you have a habit of being kinder to others than you care to be toward yourself. It sounds like the epitome of “nice” and the opposite of “selfish,” but if this syndrome sounds [...]

Take A Break…You Deserve It!

Hello, busy people!Here's the skinny...yes, I am cool with always telling you how to get it done, not worry, stop procrastinating and being on top of everything.BUTIt is crucial that you also take time to relax and enjoy life. You will not be on your death bed wishing that you spent more hours at the [...]

Babies Don’t Wait! So, Be A Baby About It!

Hello!Well, it is nearing the end of my maternity leave...I should be blogging and writing my newsletter much more often now. (Click here: http://www.guidinginneraction.com/newsletter.php for my newsletter, "Guiding Inner Action: Teaching you the habits you can't wait to pick up!" With tips and tricks about staying motivated, avoiding stress outs and keeping up with healthy [...]