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Did you know day-to-day moments add up to lifelong living?

Working, driving, paying the bills, going to the supermarket all seem like mundane tasks, but clump these seemingly insignificant moments together and you could easily sum up an entire life. In the 2011 movie The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher says:

“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become… habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become.”

Over time, how you treat/heal others (including yourself), how you think about the clothes you wear and the things you create, make up not just single, separate individual memories, but create your habits, your character and your life.

Most of the time we live on autopilot, never realizing that what we say and how we think has such a detrimental impact on the way we live. These posts will remind you to stop and think before you speak, to be more cognizant about what you do and in turn, may change the way you live your life.

Whether you’re trying to break your procrastination habit, worried about the impact bullying may have on your kids or want to break free from pain or stress, read below to find out what you can do in your daily life now to see long-term changes later.

Bullying is Bad for Your Health
(Beating the Bully) – Not only do words hurt, but they hurt for a long time. A new study shows that the affects of bullying can carry through into middle age. Learn more about the potential long-term negative consequences here.

The Impact of What We Wear: Unexpected Findings
(Healing Together for Couples) – Looks like we’re not just what we eat, but what we wear too. An intriguing new study introduces enclothed cognition and the relationship between clothes and the way we think.

Procrastinating and Distracting Ourselves
(The Creative Mind) – If you’ve got tons of stuff to do and create, then why are you still sitting in your chair, staring at a blank screen and/or reading this? Self-doubt, criticism and anxiety are probably to blame. Find out more here.

The Narcissism of Sex Addicts and Some Strategies for Therapists
(Sex & Intimacy in the Digital Age) – How do you work with a client who is highly narcissistic and has a sexual addiction? Read this important post to better understand and help him/her here.

Live, Laugh, Laugh… and Laugh Again
(Life Happens) – What’s the best and cheapest way to relieve stress, have fun and reduce pain? Laughter! Discover all the wonderful ways laughing can heal you.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Jul 2012
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2012). Best of Our Blogs: July 6, 2012. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 23, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/07/06/best-of-our-blogs-july-6-2012/

 

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