We often talk about the importance of planning ahead–and sticking to the plan. But we also advocate for mindfulness: being attuned to your experience in the present moment. But what if being in the moment means you don’t feel like sticking to the plan? Which should you honor?
In this episode, we explore the pros and cons of sticking to the schedule vs. going with the flow. It all comes down to finding a healthy balance between structure and flexibility.
Continue reading “Ep 56: Rhythms vs Schedules”
Everyone has lapses – small slips, moments, or even brief periods of time when you fall back into old habits and old patterns.
Lapses can be an opportunity to learn something useful. But all too often, a lapse leads to self-defeating and catastrophizing thoughts, which lead to further lapses. Before you know it, a series of small lapses has snowballed into a full-blown relapse–or a return to an old behavior or pattern. In this episode, we talk about how to process and rebound from those inevitable slips.
Continue reading “Ep 55: What to do When You Lapse”
Our guest on this episode is Dr. Nicole Byers. A self proclaimed neuroscience nerd, mom, and leadership/productivity coach, Dr. Byers helps busy professionals build confidence and get more done.
Continue reading “Ep 54: How to Use Stress to Your Advantage with Dr. Nicole Byers”
It’s been well over a year since we first talked about unmet goals and we thought it would be a great time to revisit this topic. If you’ve already listened to Episode 6, this is your chance to revisit this topic with fresh ears. If you haven’t… let’s dig in!
Continue reading “Ep 53: What Goals are Still Unmet?”
We encourage you to identify things that aren’t working (or could be working better) and design solutions. But sometimes, we end up designing solutions that are unnecessarily complicated or costly.
We may even lose sight of our original objective and end up designing a “solution” that doesn’t solve the original problem at all. In this episode, we teach you how to notice when you are losing focus so you can get back on track.
Continue reading “Ep 52: What Problem are you Trying to Solve?”
The things we do on a routine basis impact how we see ourselves. And the opposite is also true: How we see ourselves can influence how we act.
In other words, our habits and our identity are closely tied to one another.
In this episode, we talk about how to make sure that connection between our behavior and our identity is working for us and not against us.
Continue reading “Ep 51: Habits and Identity”
This episode was suggested by Liz:
“I have clients that I fear will let go of their habits when they don’t have me there to hold them accountable. How do you coach someone to create that accountability for themselves or hold themselves accountable?”
Continue reading “Ep 50: Motivation and Accountability”
Molly is the host of the Breaking the Bottle Legacy podcast, in which she shares her own experience with changing her long-standing drinking patterns and creating a healthier and more peaceful relationship with alcohol.
Continue reading “Ep 49: Changing the Unchangeable with Molly Watts”
The Serenity Prayer (“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to tell the difference”) counsels us to accept the things that we cannot change. But often, the things that we say we cannot change are actually 100% within our control. In this episode, we explore whether something is truly out of our control or if we just prefer to believe that it is.
Continue reading “Ep 48: Wisdom to Know the Difference”
We all have those tasks or projects that, despite our best intentions, we find ourselves procrastinating. It might be a new behavior or practice that we want to create a habit around, like exercising or meditating. Or it might be a personal or professional project that we want to accomplish, like writing an essay or report or creating a program or product.
In this episode, we offer a practical strategy that can help you overcome the tendency to procrastinate or to simply not do the things that you intend to do.
Continue reading “Ep 47: Defeat Procrastination with Microplanning”