Marketers are so good at making it sound like your problems will disappear with a sweep of their magic wand. It could be a pill, the perfect exercise machine, skin cream, a juicer or the latest gadget to cure whatever ails you.
And we want to buy into the magic. It’s so easy to want to believe that life’s greatest issues can be cured with a single product or belief. But in most cases, real change takes hard work-deep in the trenches kind of hard.
Sometimes we’re not ready to face that change. Believing in easy solutions can feel like an easy remedy when the truth of what we need to do is too great.
Are you going through this now? Is there something you have been denying that needs your attention? Hope you’ll take some time this weekend to revisit the things in your life that you have been neglecting. The first post below might help you do just that.
(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – If you’re flipping through multiple windows while checking your email and reading this post, you’re probably using technology to waste time. Why not use technology to be more mindful instead? Read these for fun tips on how to do so.
(Always Learning) – You can do more harm to your relationship than just cheat on your partner. In fact, there are 12 other ways you can betray him or her. Find out if you are guilty of any of these.
(Adventures in Positive Psychology) – Want to be successful? Follow in the footpaths of successful people by finding out what traits helped them get to their dreams.
(Mentoring & Recovery) – Want to do something that scares you? Take this tip from blogger Shannon Cutts’s mentor and, “Act as if” you are not scared. Try it and see if it works.
(Weightless) – You might think you need a friend, partner, therapist, coach, etc. to tell you what to do with your life. But the one way to get truly healthy is to begin listening to you. Read more to find out what I mean.
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Uyemura, B. (2011). Best of Our Blogs: May 13, 2011. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 28, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/05/13/best-of-our-blogs-may-13-2011/