I've always been the type to sit down at the end of the year and write down my big, lofty goals. This felt like a worthwhile, productive thing to do. But have I ever reached any of those goals? Certainly not as a result of a systematic approach to reaching them. For my birthday last … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned About Goal Setting
I really love this time of year. It's a time for new beginnings and looking ahead to the future. As I do each year, I took some time to sit down and reflect on the past year and write down my goals for the new year.
Working on a university campus means I work on a bit of a different calendar. September, the beginning of the academic year, almost feels like January all over again. Students are back on campus, there's a bit of a chill in the air, the leaves are slowly beginning to change, and there's a sense of newness and excitement. I love this time of year.
The thing about habit is that sometimes we don't notice that something has become a habit until it's a deeply ingrained habit. And by that point, breaking that not-so-great habit becomes a bit tricky. When you've been running on autopilot, it can be difficult to stop. You need to re-train your brain and your body.
Do you ever just feel fed up with doing the same things again and again?