There’s no way to completely eliminate petty annoyances, but you can cut back on the ones that happen over and over. What makes you repeatedly frantic? Make a list of these resentment and deal with each one with the same focus you would have for a project at the office. Read more »
Monthly Archives: July 2012
“No one ever tripped over Pike’s Peak,” my friend Mary Beth used to tell me. “It’s the little stuff that gets you.” She was right. When a serious problem arises, we mobilize our defenses. Read more »
Sit down for as many meals as possible.
Sort the mail into answer, pay, and file stacks, and discard the rest.
Read (or tell) the kids a bedtime story—even by phone if you have to be away. Read more »
Because there are so many circumstances over which we have no control, it is liberating to consciously take control of those we can do something about. That’s why making the bed every morning can be such an important habit. Read more »
You certainly can do journal writing on a computer or in one of those lovely, cloth-bound blank books, but when you write in a 99¢ spiral notebook you’re more likely to do what you’re supposed to: just write. When people get fancier, they tend to worry about spelling, punctuation, and margins, which, in this context, don’t matter one whit. Read more »