Posts tagged "habits"

Instead Of New Year’s Resolutions, Make New Year’s Challenges That Encourage You To Compete With Yourself

If you’re like me and failing at New Year’s resolutions makes you feel guilty and at least a little bit like a failure, here’s an alternative: Gamify your resolutions and make them into New Year’s Challenges, instead. Gamification can be a huge help for your motivation -- it’s the application of game thinking to non-game…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

Figure Out If You’re An Abstainer Or Moderator To Manage Your Good And Bad Habits

One of the focuses (focii?) of Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project is figuring out how to break bad habits and moderate indulgences. Yesterday on the project's blog, she talked about two different ways to manage temptations: Abstaining and moderating. She describes author Delia Ephron as a “Moderator”: When she goes to bakeries, for example, she…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 7, 2014

What Grosses You Out?

If I find a hair in my food, I freak out. Like, gasping and gagging and other generally outrageous reactions will ensue. Ever since I was little, hair in food has been #1 on the list of things I find completely disgusting, which also includes naked mole rats, the smell of eggs, and the word…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 9, 2012

What Does Your Weird Secret Single Behavior Entail?

Since becoming single a year and a half ago, I've had the pleasure of living all by myself. As I've written before, I love living alone. I love being able to decorate exactly the way I like, I enjoy cooking meals for just myself (well, with leftovers for my pup, Lucca), and I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2010