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What are your biggest distractions when it comes to eating?

  • Phone
  • TV
  • Conversations
  • Thoughts
  • Worries
  • Counting calories???

For me, it’s work. I’m a workaholic. I can’t stop thinking about it even when I sit down to eat. Ideas keep rushing in. Mountains of tasks are waiting. I need to be writing something, reading something, getting something done.

Mindful eating is such a beautiful concept. You sit down to eat without distractions. Simply immerse yourself in the experience and get the most out of it.

But let’s face it, we don’t have the luxury of eating mindfully, especially with work and…

Learn the 7 strategies to break bad habits for good. The key is simplicity and focus

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Admit it. Ditching a bad habit is hard. You get excited for a couple of days. Even make some progress. But when the honeymoon phase fades away, all your motivation dwindles. After a while, you quit.

Every day you get a little sadder, a little grumpier, yet you don’t know why. Then it comes back to you. It’s the bad habits guarding your life that make you so miserable. Again you vow to change, but again you quickly run out of fuel.

No matter how hard you try, you can’t break out of this vicious circle. Why are bad habits…

Starting a newsletter is much like stumbling in the dark.

There’s a lot of resources: templates, writing guides, growth hacks, etc. Many of which are not even written by experts of the industry.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced newsletter creator, you need a few trusted sources to keep yourself updated and uplevel your game.

So in this post, I’ll share with you top 5 weekly newsletters about growing a newsletter.

Each of these will teach you to:

  • Write more engaging content.
  • Grow your audience.
  • Get paid writing a newsletter.

👉 If you like a quick tour, check out my Tweet thread of 5 best newsletters…

What people don’t tell you about setting goals, and how to do it with a case study

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This is a long post. So forgive me for not leading you in with a catchy introduction.

Let’s cut to the chase and dive into the first question:

What people don’t tell you about setting goals?

What is the goal?

It’s something you want to accomplish.

Without a goal, you’d like a ship drifting along the sea. No destination to look forward to. You don’t know where you’re gonna go. You don’t know if you’re going in the right direction.

Setting a goal is like finding a source of light in a dark tunnel.

You have something to look forward to.

When you are lost, you can look…

Lessons about faith and how to achieve the body shape you desire

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A few days ago, I watched a Japanese anime called “Weathering with you”. It tells the story of the “sunshine” girl, Amano Hina, who can manipulate the weather. When Tokyo is deep in rain, she can go to the rooftop and pray; within seconds, the sky will be clear again.

Of course, the movie is fantastical. No one in real life has the power to stop the rain. Yet, it’s a perfect demonstration of a wonderful secret of life:

“Ask and it shall be given to you” ~ Bible.

If you really want something, ask and you shall have it…

Let me guess why you clicked here.

You clicked because dieting sucks. No matter how hard you try, you couldn’t get in the shape you desire. No matter how much you restrict what you eat, your body weight stays the same.

Or you might reap some success from the diet. But you’ve grown sick of it now — of counting calories, reading labels and eating good foods.

You want to take a break.

Yet, every time you look into the mirror, that imperfect body shows up. You cry silently, and vow to lose more weight. …

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Some day you just don’t want to write. You have stuff to write about, but you don’t feel like typing it down. You want to do anything but write what you’re supposed to write. It’s not fear. It’s not a lack of ideas. You have an outline. But you’re too tired to write.

Drawing a blank page isn’t so bad. It’s okay to take breaks once in a while. But what if you take too many? I couldn’t tell. What I could tell is this: It happens to everyone. There are days when we just feel depressed, when we have…

Become more productive at writing by ditching these 6 distracting habits

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Habits are what we do to make life easier. But like everything else, habits can be good or bad. Good habits can help you achieve goals while bad habits rob you of the chance to produce your best work.

To succeed in writing as with anything in life, you need to ditch inefficient habits and replace them with better ones. But first, you must know which habit is redundant. This post will disclose the 6 most destructive habits which destroy writing efficiency, and how you can combat them.

Ready? Let’s go.

1. Open many tabs at the same time

The fast pace of the modern world has turned…

Is coffee as powerful as most writers claim it to be? Let’s find out

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Coffee has always been a popular drink since its discovery. In Ethiopia where it originated from, coffee was consumed by monks to keep themselves awake during their meditative practices. When arrived in Europe, coffee gave birth to numerous coffee houses where heated intellectual debates took place. As it crossed the US borders, it replaced tea to become the most popular drink. And now Starbuck dominates the globe.

Although coffee around the world varies in kinds, tastes, and brewing methods, it all serves one holy job — keep you alert and focused to get your job done.

Perhaps, for this reason…

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We all experience it. The itching pain of not being able to put our prose together.

Our brain becomes muddled with thoughts. Our mind goes numb. Our fingers hover over the same spot on the keyboard. We rewrite the same concept without the real satisfaction.

We keep jumping from one sentence to the next, doubting our word choice. Flip back and forth between blog posts, articles, videos, etc., waiting for the juicy creative flow to come along. But all in vain. Before we know it, hours have passed and not much progress has been made.

Suddenly writing becomes a pain…

Naomi Pham

I write about writing, mindful living, and self-improvement topics |

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