Monthly Archives: November 2014

Minimalist Monday: Why Doing What You Love is Wrong

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We’ve all heard this before: do what you love; or if you love what you do, you’ll never feel like you’re working. And while that would be awesome, it’s not always possible. Hearing things like “do what you love,” might change what you decide to study, what you decide to read, and ultimately, what you decide to do.

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Wow Wednesday: The Power of Positive Thinking

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I was trying to lose some weight a while ago and I was constantly struggling because I didn’t let myself have any willpower. Whenever I got near chocolate or bread or (gasp) chocolate and bread, I gave in! I thought things like “Oh, I’ll never lose weight any way, so why not!” or “Just this one bite won’t hurt.” The problem is that it is never just one bite.

Then I started thinking about the idea of using cognitive therapy for weight loss. The ideas really helped me stay focused. Now, I’m not professional, nor do I have an M.D., but I did pick up some useful phrases or ideas that helped me stay on track.

Believe in Yourself

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Recipe Tuesday: Dal

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Dal is not only healthy, it’s delicious. Here is my version of yellow dal.

Ingredients:

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Minimalist Monday: Live Without A T.V.

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How long do you guys watch T.V.? I feel like T.V. is sometimes fun (like when there is a big event on T.V. and everyone can get together and watch, or when there is a particular show that you want to watch), but much like my thoughts on video and computer games, it is mostly a waste of time.

Okay, don’t get me wrong. When I’m home alone, I like to leave the T.V. on for some background noise. Sometimes, when I’m writing these blogs, a cooking show is on in the background. That’s probably all fine and good, but I’d like to suggest a week where you watch no T.V. As in, unplug that clunky thing and see what you can see.

The first step to living with no T.V. is, of course, turning the T.V. off. I suggest that you unplug it and cover it with a blanket. That way, you can make sure that it you are not tempted to watch it. Then, look at the list below for ideas of things to do without your T.V.

Make Something

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