Four Inspirations to Stay Centered During the College Application Process

Four Inspirations to Stay Centered During the College Application Process

Stress, looming deadlines, outrageous workload, complaints of unfairness, self doubt and loss of perspective plague the college application process - for kids and their parents alike! Here are four inspirations to help you and your high schooler stay centered, and nurture self esteem and integrity during the college application process.  Read on to see how even this turbulent time in your family’s life can seed growth and resilience.

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New Year's Resolutions... How to Keep Them!

New Year's Resolutions... How to Keep Them!

The New Year inspires beginnings and resolutions. I love the energy and motivation that come with moving towards growth, health and wisdom. Research shows that you are 10 times more likely to achieve your goals if you are explicit in setting resolutions, but also warns that most resolutions don’t lead to desired outcomes. It seems that only 8 to 20 percent of those who set resolutions achieve them. How can you then beat those daunting statistics and be the one who attains your goals?

Set realistic and practical goals and operationalize them- be specific in the behavior that makes them happen! Know and remind yourself frequently why your resolution is important to you. Most importantly get organized, be accountable and find inspiration! To stay organized and on task, use apps, daytimers, project planners or other organizational tools to help you step by step plan for your goals. Consider hiring a coach (me!), join a support group, or buddy up with friends to both lift each other up and or to hold each other accountable. Lastly, heed Voltaire’s famous quote, “Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien,” which roughly tells us to not let perfection stand in the way of good.  

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