✶ Perfectionism – A Barrier To Change (Part 7)

Ooo, perfectionism! Lifelong ally and tormentor! It halts me when I’m about to purchase an item, making me wonder which item is the best, pushing me to research it, pushing me to look for something “better” until I find “the best”. It causes me to stand in agony trying to make a simple decision, it … More ✶ Perfectionism – A Barrier To Change (Part 7)

✶ Change = The Consistent Application Of Small, Frequent Behaviors (Part 6)

Now that we’ve looked at the urge to change, failure, and resistance, I want to focus on the definition of change I gave earlier. I define change as the consistent application of small, frequent behaviors. I want to break this down and then look at how to start implementing it so we can move toward … More ✶ Change = The Consistent Application Of Small, Frequent Behaviors (Part 6)

✶ Resistance – What Do We Do With It? (Part 5)

You’ve set your goals, made your resolutions, have everything mapped out for the year    . . . and then you hit it: resistance. Even though you’re excited, even though you’ve broken everything into small steps, even though you’re clear on what you want and why you want it, something is holding you back. Moving … More ✶ Resistance – What Do We Do With It? (Part 5)

✶ A Better Understanding Of Change (Part 3)

The major problem (besides consistency) I see with New Year’s (or any) resolutions is a misunderstanding of how change works and what it looks like. As a culture, we view change as daily, unwavering progress toward one’s goals. Often we visualize planners, throwing ourselves in 110% daily, lists, rock-solid determination, and a willingness and ability … More ✶ A Better Understanding Of Change (Part 3)

✶ The Natural Pull Behind New Year’s Resolutions (Part 2)

New Year’s resolutions. Although still very popular, I’ve noticed more of a negative connotation surrounding the yearly goal-setting. People are tired of making goals only to lose their way, tired of setting themselves up for failure, tired of being promised their dreams. And so, if you’re like me, you may have come from a way … More ✶ The Natural Pull Behind New Year’s Resolutions (Part 2)