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Building New Habits

Building new habits is not as easy as you would think. It takes patience. It takes about sixty-six days to create a new habit. You must stick to it. Keep at the behavior you are trying to make into a

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Routines For Your Characters

I’ve talked about having your character exercise. Another way to make them more real is to show their routines. Everyone has one. Your protagonist can possess one as well. I’m not saying you need to show everything they do the

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The Weight Loss Stairway

Losing weight is not like jumping down an elevator shaft. you don’t just decide to do it and instantly lose weight. It takes more time and effort than that. It’s more like a long flight of stairs with escalators in

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Writing is like anything else that you do. If you want to do it well, you have to practice. Some people write stories to practice their craft. They do endless writing exercises and that works for them. Sometimes it works

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Shedding the Couch Potato

I got a pedometer to help me lose weight, and I must say that I am a bit disappointed. It registers steps only when I hit my stride of about twenty-six inches. I think that’s an accurate calculation of my

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I like to write in the mornings. It’s quiet. The neighborhood, which is quiet most of the time, is quieter in the mornings. Oh, you get people leaving for work, but they aren’t noisy about it. They just get in

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The Effective Use of To-Do Lists

An effective use of a To-Do list is to make one. That’s Step One. Just sit down and write out a list of things that you need to get done. This is analogous to identifying a problem, which is the

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Overcoming Procrastination

In order to overcome procrastination, you need to nag yourself. Scold yourself into doing whatever it is that you are avoiding. of course, the first step is to recognize your personal methods of procrastinating. Use that recognition to see where

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