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On Short Days and Short Lives

A Winter Solstice Reflection

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

On this shortest day of the year, we cannot help but think of the shortness of life.

We only have one life. Let us wake up and take notice.

This is our work.

Think about a friend who lives in another state or country.

How often do you see them?

Once every other year perhaps?

If you’re 40, . . .

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12 small ways to improve your day

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

1. If you are driving to a neighborhood where street parking is hard to find, just park in the first spot you see within 10 blocks of your destination. Then walk.

2. Treat your phone like a landline. Leave it at home when you go out. Don't worry - it will be waiting for you when you come home. Alternative: Leave it in the car when you go . . .

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The Dark Side of Goal Setting

Peter Koehler's Writing Archive

For my main website, head over to peterkoehler.org

The more goal orientated we are, the less likely we are to achieve the results we desire.

The more we focus on a future outcome, the lower the probability that it will come to pass.

Why is this?

Because if we condition ourselves to always be striving toward some goal, then inevitably the goalposts will always be moving.

. . .

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