Monthly Archives: July 2012

Prevent Predictable Annoyances as Early as Possible (2)

windows7 annoyances Prevent Predictable Annoyances as Early as Possible (2)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 »

Prevent Predictable Annoyances as Early as Possible

i love to prevent card p137618105522600664b2wgi 400 300x300 Prevent Predictable Annoyances as Early as PossibleThere’s no way to completely eliminate petty annoyances, but you can cut back on the ones that happen over and over.

“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 »

Make the Bed every Morning, What for? (2)

pg living with pain easier tasks 02 full1 300x225 Make the Bed every Morning, What for? (2)Have clean hair every day.

Sit down for as many meals as possible.

Floss.

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 »

Make the Bed every Morning, What for?

Make Your bed in the morning to enjoy coming home at night.1 300x224 Make the Bed every Morning, What for?There are a variety of basic disciplines that can help you feel efficient, organized, and capable.

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 »

Keep a Journal of Your Life (3)

pencil paper clipart Keep a Journal of Your Life (3)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 »