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How to Enjoy the Process AND the Outcome

How to Enjoy the Process AND the Outcome

In life, it is important to enjoy the process, not just focus on the outcome. This is something I struggle with a lot. At work, I’m often focused on outcome. “Let’s get this paper published ASAP!” “What’s your plan for defending your dissertation and graduating?”...
Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

If you take a look at the self-help or psychology section at your local bookstore (or on Amazon), you will find a lot of books on self-care. As psychologists, we talk a lot about self-care with our clients and students. But what is self-care? And more importantly, how...
4 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

4 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

If you want to change or improve something about your life, the key is to actually do something different. You can reflect on your thoughts and feelings all day long, but until you actually change something in your actual behavior, you are likely to stay stuck. But...
6 Strategies to Interpret Your Dreams

6 Strategies to Interpret Your Dreams

Dreams can be fascinating. In the past, psychologists were really into interpreting dreams. Some people claimed they could tell you exactly what your dream meant. They even had guidebooks that associated dream content with various meanings. I think it can be helpful...
Is Now the Right Time for This?

Is Now the Right Time for This?

I’ve been asking myself a simple question lately that has helped me to live a more focused and purposeful life. Here is the question: Is now the right time for this? The idea behind the question is that if we want to live a focused and purposeful life, we should be...
Was Jesus a Minimalist?

Was Jesus a Minimalist?

This post is Part 3 in a 3-part blog series on Minimalism. (If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.) I’ve been getting into a new podcast called The Minimalists. Their basic message is that we have a problem—we have too much stuff. We think having more stuff will...
Does It Add Value to Your Life?

Does It Add Value to Your Life?

This post is Part 1 of a 3-part blog series on Minimalism. I’ve been listening to a great podcast recently called The Minimalists. Throughout the podcast, they call into question the basic assumption in our culture that having more money and more stuff will make us...
How To Stop Wasting Time

How To Stop Wasting Time

I was having lunch with some friends the other day, and we were all lamenting about how timewasters were taking over our lives. (I define a timewaster as something you spend a lot of time on, but it doesn’t directly contribute to any of your most important goals.)...
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