Have you ever knocked on wood? Tossed salt over your shoulder?
In school, athletics, music, and pretty much anywhere else, we seem to do an awful lot of testing.
Exams, quizzes, tests, games, matches, meets, recitals, auditions, concerts, juries…it seems there’s no end to the testing we do.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that testing is inherently evil, or necessarily such a bad thing all the time.
For instance, testing (a.k.a.
From scoring higher on the GRE’s to boosting mental toughness in Marines to improving peak performance in Olympic athletes to maximizing happiness for all of us, mindfulness seems to be all the rage nowadays.
And there are indeed a ton of benefits from developing our ability to be more present and engaged in the moment.
But sheesh, sometimes being mindful can be so exhausting.
I have to admit that I’m not really a New Years resolutions sort of person, but I do like aiming to try new things , and developing habits and processes (which are often more effective than goals).
The beginning of a new year is as good a time as any to make some changes, so if you’re still shopping around for something new to try, here are 10 to choose from (otherwise known as 2014’s most read posts).
#1 – Practice better (by stealing adopting effective practicers’ top practice strategies)
We all have the same 24 hours and