Overcome as quickly and mercilessly as possible

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Yesterday and today on Apple Watch.


The daily grind never goes away. When we stay on top of it we tend to forget how far we’ve come, how much we’ve conquered, in life. But let a few days, or even a few weeks, of slowly getting behind with our day-to-day and bam, we can feel out of control again.

When our organizational habits force us to live in an out of control world, we adapt and loose our ability to see how draining and stressful this lifestyle is.

Overcoming this, you realize that living the old way was so unhealthy.

Falling back into the old way is an amazingly clear reminder that you have accomplished something magnificent.

And any digression should be overcome as quickly and mercilessly as possible.

Note: The premise is two-fold, bad things are always going to happen and being decently on top of things allows us to tackle them as they come. It’s when we are backed up (as a lifetime habit) in handling bad things that the snowball effect overwhelmes us.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.


Mid Life Workaholics Unite

“Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings”.Ed Gardner

Workaholics rarely have courage for self-confrontation.  We’re too busy trying to control things and control life.  If we pause long enough to notice the bleeding, we might have to change who we are.

Panic attack, right?  When will we take time to:

  • Rethink
  • Reprioritize
  • Recommit

Probably never.  Am I wrong?

Or maybe when the phone rings, “Honey, it’s for you, it’s your wake up call”.

Mid Life Awakenings

Mid Life Awakenings:

“Life is a series of awakenings”.Sivananda

However, I believe there is one critical caveat, you have to wake up.

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