Rules, Habits, and Routines: Being an Obliger

According to Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies Quiz, I am an Obliger.  When I read the description of the term for the first time last month, it immediately clicked for me. And, as it turns out, I lost 20 lbs last year by playing to my “Obliger” tendencies.  All without even knowing it. Who is an “Obliger?” I thrive on Rules, To-Do Lists, and Planning Ahead.  If you know me […]

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1 Minute Rule

I’ve just implemented the “1 Minute Rule” in my life, inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s own “One Minute Rule.”  What exactly is the “1 Minute Rule“? What it calls for is very simple: If there’s anything you can do within one minute, just do it now. It’s quite phenomenal what “mundane small tasks” we manage to procrastinate on, many times for the fact that they are so mundane and small. But […]

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2016: Year of ME

2015 was focused on getting my feet rooted to the ground, reestablishing the “new normal” as a working woman after 20 some years spent as a student (quite a few of them spent ill). 2016 will be a year focused on ME: my physical/spiritual well-being, as well as in fostering relationships with those around me. 2015 was filled with chaos, new beginnings, some ends, and constant running, running, running. I hope to establish a […]

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Living Small

Living in New York City makes one contemplate many things. The people, the consumerism, the money, the culture, the diversity. But closest to the self, it makes one contemplate SPACE and way of daily living. The space you are allowed to take up in this city is merely a fraction of that allowed elsewhere. While I have been blessed with a decently-sized apartment for the past half year, before I took the […]

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