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Healthy Habits That Lead to Results Pt. 2

Posted by Alison Jones

Jul 5, 2021

 

Hello Merritt friends! Last month I shared five key takeaways from James Clear’s book Atomic Habits. Before I share five more takeaways, I’d like to tell you from personal experience that the concepts in this book really work. There’s no “magic” to them – they are largely common sense, and we still have to commit to the work. But sometimes we need someone to say something in different words, or to provide a different framework. Many words and concepts from this book have echoed in my mind over the past few months, and I’ve noticed massive shifts in my thoughts and habits – to the point that this way of thinking has become much more automatic for me. And while that’s not necessarily magic, it is pretty magical.

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Healthy Habits That Lead to Results

Posted by Alison Jones

Jun 7, 2021

Since we’re almost halfway through 2021, I thought it would be a good time to check in on your goals. How are you doing? Are you crushing it? Or do you need a swift kick in the (workout) pants? Maybe you fall somewhere in between?

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Staying Committed to Change, All Year Long

Posted by Alison Jones

Mar 8, 2021

There’s something magical about beginnings. Beginnings represent a clean slate and the opportunity to start fresh. For many of us, each new year marks this kind of beginning. We commit to new goals and a new way of being. We face the future with optimism and a can-do spirit.

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Wellness in the Home Office

Posted by Alison Jones

Dec 1, 2020

COVID-19 sent many of us scrambling to set up a home office. And if you’re like most people, it’s been a love-hate thing. You love the flexibility and the 15-second commute. But you may not always love the isolation or the frequent interruptions from members of your household. As someone who’s been teleworking for over 23 years, I’ve experienced most of the ups and downs. As with anything, I think success and happiness in a home office comes from developing healthy habits and in making a conscious effort to strike a good balance between your personal and professional life.

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Topics: wellness and health

Time Management: Five Simple Tricks to Multiply Your Time

Posted by Alison Jones

Sep 29, 2020

Do you find yourself wishing you had more hours in the day? Or maybe you struggle to follow through on your good intentions because you feel so pressed for time?

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5 Simple Stress Busters

Posted by Alison Jones

Feb 26, 2020

 

Last month, we discussed some of the science behind stress. We all know that stress can take its toll on our physical and mental well-being. Research continues to probe the ways stress is linked to disease and can shorten our life span. And it can certainly make our remaining years less enjoyable.

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Topics: Stress

Stressed Out? The Simple Science Behind Stress

Posted by Alison Jones

Jan 22, 2020

Stress that is left unchecked can lead to a wide range of mental and physical health problems. We all know stress can contribute to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and headaches, but did you know that stress has also been linked to diabetes, and some studies even suggest a possible link to cancer? Let’s take a brief look at some of the science behind stress.

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Topics: Stress