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Rediscover and Reinvent Yourself – DPF #564

This is a two-part challenge- 1. to rediscover yourself- what drives you, what shaped your habits and dreams up to now. This can be done with connecting with your inner self with journaling, meditation, nature retreats, reading old journals/notes you wrote, and having conversations with those who have known you for ages or when you … Continue reading Rediscover and Reinvent Yourself – DPF #564

Say “No More!” with a Definitive Attitude- DPF #523

For me, it was convenience store potato chips most recently- but i am on a trajectory to eliminate permanently all my habits that do not help, and which likely hurt me in the long and short term. Only one snack food at the nearby convenience store falls within my strict parameters of edible foods- no … Continue reading Say “No More!” with a Definitive Attitude- DPF #523

Make a Personal Challenge- DPF #403- April 1

For my son, it is to calm down before speaking/acting inappropriately to a situation that he doesn't like. For me, it is the same, as well as daily planking to strengthen my back. It could be something small, something big, something short or long term, but it should be improvement focused. Make it now, and … Continue reading Make a Personal Challenge- DPF #403- April 1

Make it Easier by Framing it with Confidence – DPF #388- March 17

You have a choice- when faced with a challenge, setback, or situation that you have never encountered, you can make it more difficult or you can make it easier to deal with. Framing it in the mind as "tough", "hard", "difficult", or worse ("impossible"), will likely tilt the situation in an uphill manner, where suddenly … Continue reading Make it Easier by Framing it with Confidence – DPF #388- March 17

DPF #334- January 22- Find a Way

There are all kinds of road blocks in life- physical limits, social unease, traumatic experiences that prevent forward motion, societal pressure, financial constraints, time and energy limits, to name a few. Whenever these or other potential dream-ending issues surface, you have a few choices to make. You can consciously let them end your plans, you … Continue reading DPF #334- January 22- Find a Way

DPF #325- January 13- Preempt Inevitable Challenges

If you know that you will face specific challenges along your path, whatever you are doing, then plan for them, and prevent any potential damage by preempting them with your foresight and action. I grow, or rather am trying to grow, organic strawberries. Of the long list of potential setbacks, challenges, and hurdles I face … Continue reading DPF #325- January 13- Preempt Inevitable Challenges

DPF #321- January 9- Be Yourself (so as to Avoid an Uncomfortable Existence)

I write a lot about the concept of alignment. I believe it is the key to securing one's happiness. There are various ways in which one can align (or choose to remain misaligned) to one's environment and one's inner reality. This particular focus is to find alignment with your true self- not the constructed self … Continue reading DPF #321- January 9- Be Yourself (so as to Avoid an Uncomfortable Existence)

DPF #284- December 2- The Skip Dinner for a Week Challenge

I am trying a challenge- to skip dinner for the whole week, to see the results. Historically, whenever I happen to skip dinner, I end up sleeping much better that night (presumably due to not digesting food while I sleep), and my pre-sleep meditation is much more productive. Food digestion tends to pull blood away … Continue reading DPF #284- December 2- The Skip Dinner for a Week Challenge

DPF #260- November 8- Keep it Simple

Whatever dilemma, problem, or challenge that you face, keeping your mindset in simple mode is often the most successful way forwards towards finding a solution. Overthinking the issue seldom helps, but getting to the bare bones of the issue is one way of simplifying it for yourself. Once you see the basic structure, the simple … Continue reading DPF #260- November 8- Keep it Simple

DPF #244- October 23- Reduce Spending with your Creative Powers

If you are low on cash, or just prefer to challenge yourself or grow your savings, consider using your brain instead of your wallet. Here are some ways that you can use your creativity to reduce your spending: If you "need" something, consider if you can wait, make do with something you already have, or … Continue reading DPF #244- October 23- Reduce Spending with your Creative Powers