How a simple if/then ritual can help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals |
People are biased whether they are conscious of it or not. Studies show that even people who deem they are not discriminatory when put in situations where they must act quickly, hidden biases can often dictate their actions and override their intentions.
When having vulnerable decision points the If/Then tactic gives us an advanced plan of action instead of making rash decisions. It helps create an impulse buffer between frustration and one's decision-making process.
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If you become very attached to your routines, when they get messed up, you get frustrated.
You feel what is almost like withdrawals and you start doubting yourself.
A routine means creating practices, habits and rules that force us to be better. Without it, resistance is given too much room to operate.
Routines are essential in the battle with doubt, chaos and laziness.
Left unsupervised, however, it becomes a form of tyranny.
The ability to rotate from routine to routine, discipline to discipline, according to the needs of the day and the moment is very important.
In ancient Greek, lyric poetry identified the heart with love.
Greek philosophers agreed that the heart was linked to our strongest emotions, including love. Plato thought the heart was re...
The ancient Romans believed there was a vein extending from the fourth finger of the left hand directly to the heart.
In the medieval period in Salisbury, England, the groom was told to place a ring on the bride's fourth finger during a marriage ceremony, because of that vein.
During the 12th and 13th centuries, minstrels in France celebrated a form of love that we call today courtly love. The troubadour was to pledge his whole heart to only one woman and promise to be true to her forever. He'd sing to her and the members of the court to which she belonged.
During this time, artists depicted love between a couple as a fanciful tree that rises to form the outline of a heart. It carries within it a coat of arms bearing the Latin word AMOR (love).
There is a difference between seeing - which is passive - and writing down something you have seen, something you have heard, something you have experienced. Writing it down captures the me...