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Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 9/5/2018

If you've ever read a self-improvement book or attended a motivational seminar, you probably felt charged up for about a week or so, but then slipped back into old, self-defeating habits.

Why does that happen? Is it because we're all born a certain way and have no control over the cards we're dealt? While it may sometimes appear that destiny plays a role in the direction of our lives, habits are often the underlying cause of both problems and accomplishments.

Zig Ziglar, a well-known sales trainer and personal development author summed it up perfectly: “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that's why we recommend it daily.”

Here are a few ways that good habits can improve everything from family relationships and health to time management and stress reduction.
  1. Either before you go to bed or the first thing the next morning, write down your objectives for the day. When you commit something to writing and have a visual reminder of what you need to accomplish, there's a much stronger chance it will get done. Whether you prefer to use your iPhone or just old-fashioned written lists, everyone needs some kind of daily system for staying organized and remembering tasks and priorities. As Benjamin Franklin said more than 200 years ago, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
  2. Your attitudes and expectations often become self-fulfilling prophesies. It's easy to fall into the trap of complaining about things like how messy the house always looks or what a daily struggle it is to get the kids to do their homework. If you find yourself going down this negative path, keep in mind a quote from Oprah Winfrey: "What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it." The opposite is also true, so it pays to choose your thoughts and words carefully.
  3. Establishing good, consistent habits in children makes life easier, more productive, and less stressful for the entire family. That can include everything from doing homework and chores to personal hygiene and keeping their bedrooms looking civilized.
  4. Learning to be patient with yourself, your spouse, and your children is easier for some people than others, but when you think of yourself as a "work in progress," you'll have more of a tendency to keep trying and not get discouraged.
Many books, websites, and seminars are based on the premise of improving the conditions of your life by improving the quality of your habits and thoughts. A good starting point for many people is to do a self assessment, write down a list of achievable goals, and then come up with a realistic action plan.





Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 6/20/2018

 


29 Otter Lane , Barnstable, MA 02630

Barnstable (village)

Single-Family

$2,599,000
Price

12
Total Rooms
6
Beds
5/1
Full/Half Baths
Exceptional Contemporary Cape with spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay. This house sits on 2.17 acres of land and boasts 5677 sq ft of Living Space including 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 1st and 2nd floor Master Suites, Teakwood Cabinetry, Central Air, Wine Cellar, Oak Hardwood floors, Security System, cedar storage closet and 2 fireplaces. The Gourmet/Professional Kitchen has a Thermidor gas stove, Gagenau ovens, SubZero Frig /Freezer, Miele diswasher and priceless high enamel German Allmilmo custom cabinets. This house is ideal for casual or formal entertaining. Over sized deck and 2nd floor balconies offer commanding year round ocean views. This property is located on the ''Gold Coast'' and is in close proximity to all the features that make Cape Cod special. Impressive property by any standard
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June 23 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 29 Otter Lane , Barnstable, MA 02630    Get Directions

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Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 4/12/2018


181 Sandalwood Drive , Barnstable, MA 02635

Cotuit

Single-Family

$364,500
Price

7
Total Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Cotuit Colonial with new roof, septic and heating system. Leased Solar panels and a recent conversion to gas make this house energy efficient.The solar panel lease can transfer with the house. There is an indoor heated lap pool and heated pool room. Set on a large lot with great yard for summer fun. Irrigation system in place. Conservation backs up to this property. Solar City leased solar panels. Please verify all information contained herein.
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Location: 181 Sandalwood Drive , Barnstable, MA 02635    Get Directions

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Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 4/12/2018


181 Sandalwood Drive, Barnstable, MA 02635

Single-Family

$364,500
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Cotuit Colonial with new roof, septic and heating system. Leased Solar panels and a recent conversion to gas make this house energy efficient. The solar panel lease can transfer with the house. There is an indoor heated lap pool and heated pool room. Set on a large lot with great yard for summer fun. Irrigation system in place. Conservation backs up to this property. Solar City leased solar panels .
Open House
Saturday
April 14 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Location: 181 Sandalwood Drive, Barnstable, MA 02635    Get Directions

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Posted by Annie Hart Cool on 4/12/2018


67 Alder Lane, Falmouth, MA 02556

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Beautiful California Ranch in prestigious Wild Harbour Estates. This impeccably maintained home boasts a Gourmet Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, Fireplace, First Floor Master Suite with Hot Tub, First Floor Laundry, Central Air and 2 Car Garage. The Sun Room with sliders to deck is stunning. The open floor plan in this bright light filled sprawling Ranch is perfect for entertaining. The property features a large private backyard with deck and outdoor shower. Your private association beach and tennis courts are less than 1/2 mile away. This property is turn key. This property would make an exceptional Year Round Residence, Summer Retreat or Investment/Rental Property. This house has incredible curb appeal and has been well maintained and renovated throughout the years. Truly an amazing property!
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Location: 67 Alder Lane, Falmouth, MA 02556    Get Directions

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