Category: Life is Long

Celebrate Your Progress, a Happiness Strategy

Posted by davidjsinger - December 31, 2013 - Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Habits, Happiness, Life is Long, Mindfulness, Optimism
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Note: Once again this week I am posting on a Tuesday instead of my usual Wednesday because of the holiday… With a new year upon us, here is an updated version of a post I did last year at this time. New Year’s Day is a time when many people make resolutions. If you’ve read […]

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Download an Alternate Version of the “21-Day Habit Tracker” worksheet

Posted by davidjsinger - February 6, 2013 - Celebrate Your Progress, Habits, Life is Long
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As discussed in my book and many posts on this site, it takes 21 days to form a habit—and breaking down large goals into manageable pieces, implemented over 21-day periods, is the way to real, lasting change. Last May, we created a worksheet to help you to track your progress with a new habit as […]

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Part 2, Celebrating Your Progress, a Happiness Strategy

Posted by davidjsinger - January 9, 2013 - Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Habits, Happiness, Life is Long, Mindfulness, Optimism
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Last week I wrote about the importance of celebrating your progress. I encouraged you to celebrate the New Year by celebrating your 2012 progress. And I promised that this week I would share a list of some of my 2012 areas of progress. If you’ve been reflecting on your progress on a regular basis throughout 2012, […]

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Celebrate Your Progress, a Happiness Strategy

Posted by davidjsinger - January 2, 2013 - Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Habits, Happiness, Life is Long, Mindfulness, Optimism
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New Year’s Day is a time when many people make resolutions. If you’ve read my book or my blog posts, you know that I’m a positive person. So, it’s with a bit of difficulty that I put in writing this negative point: If you’re like most people who make New Year’s resolutions, soon you will […]

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Living the Six Simple Rules: Be Happy

Posted by davidjsinger - August 21, 2012 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Happiness, Learning, Life is Long, Six Simple Rules
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This summer, between his second and third years of college, my son, Jeremy, taught seventh grade math in a program called Breakthrough. Breakthrough is designed to help bright kids from underserved urban areas to reach their potential. In addition to helping these kids to “break through,” Jeremy had a breakthrough of his own. I asked […]

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Download the “21-Day Habit Tracker” worksheet

Posted by davidjsinger - May 1, 2012 - Celebrate Your Progress, Habits, Life is Long
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If you’ve read my book or my “Welcome” post and other blog posts, you know that it takes 21 days to form a habit, and that breaking down large goals into manageable pieces, implemented over 21-day periods, is how to make real, lasting change. In addition to the worksheet for your running list of goals/life-improvement ideas, […]

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Download the “New Habits and Progress” worksheet

Posted by davidjsinger - February 21, 2012 - Celebrate Your Progress, Habits, Life is Long, Six Simple Rules
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We recently added this worksheet for you to download. Use it to create two lists: (1) habits you would like to adopt over 21-day periods and (2) habits you have adopted (to celebrate your progress.) There is a link on the home page of this site and at the end of my first blog post. […]

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The Case Against New Year’s Resolutions — How to Make Changes that Actually Stick

Posted by davidjsinger - January 24, 2012 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Blog, Habits, Happiness, Health, Learning, Life is Long, Longevity, Six Simple Rules, Wellness
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Now that we’re a few weeks into 2012, if you’re like most people who make New Year’s resolutions, you’re already struggling to keep them. New Year’s is an ideal time to review my approach for making real, lasting, positive changes in your life. If you’ve read my book, you know that I’m not a big […]

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6 Habits and The Case for Slowing Down

Posted by davidjsinger - January 10, 2012 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Nice, Be Organized, Be Present, Blog, Exercise, Fitness, Habits, Happiness, Health, Kindness, Leadership, Learning, Life is Long, Organization, Time Management, Wellness
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If you’ve read my book or my blog posts, you know about my emphasis on slowing down to make changes. I’ve been thinking about the many ways that slowing down is beneficial. Below are six slowing down habits for you to consider (presented within the framework of Six Simple Rules for a Better Life.) Use […]

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Teenproofing, Part 3, Alcohol — What Parents Can Do

Posted by davidjsinger - December 15, 2011 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Healthy, Blog, Family, Health, Leadership, Learning, Life is Long, Parenting, Six Simple Rules, Teens
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In part 1 of this series, I told the story of coming home to stop a teen party — and highlighted the problem that ALL parents of teens face. In part 2, I talked about strategies for making sure that when parents are away, teens can’t “play”. Today, I share some thoughts about what parents […]

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