The Fantastic Life


Daily Rituals

I love routines. They make my days predictable and help me habit stack effectively. But sometimes, routines get stale. They become boring, or we feel stuck in a rut. The article below offers a new perspective on routines — build them around rituals. A ritual is a series of events that eases you into the right mindset to tackle a task

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The Antilibrary

I have an entire cabinet in my closet full of books…..that I have not read. And it’s growing. When I get a book recommendation, I look it up to see if it’s something I would be interested in reading and if the answer is yes, I order it.   Even though I read a lot,

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The Answer to Everything

My subject line reminded me of the character who played the Dad from the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, whose answer to every problem was Windex. Well, the closest answer to solving most problems in Western society is…exercise.   What are the big problems?   -Obesity   -Anxiety   -Depression   -Covid for the

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The Upside of Stress

Stress gets a bad rap and most if it is deserved. But not all.  Erin Barker’s article below talks about the upside of stress. The key lies in how we view stress.  There are three reactions we can have when we are faced with a stressful situation:   1—view it as a threat (bad)  

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7 Cool Hacks

I saw the below thread about psychology hacks on Instagram and put it all together for the LIFEies crew to scroll through. Here are my top three hacks and some thoughts on why they work:   Participation — As I have built my teams, I have learned that getting everyone on board, making them stakeholders

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