Around one in five of us start a new diet every few weeks, and January just happens to be peak season for all those weight-loss resolutions. But, for every 100 people who begin a diet, only five will achieve their weight-loss goals. Everyone else will be calorie-counting, detoxing, low carbing, blood typing, going paleo and suffering, to absolutely no avail.
You might be thinking that this is just another blog post about how to keep your New Year’s Resolutions - or an explanation about why resolutions don’t work.
If you’re anything like me, a poster-child for the personality type ENFP, you love when the New Year rolls around. Not only does it herald a new tour around the sun, but it also brings a clean slate and the opportunity to start everything fresh – like a commitment to health and fitness.
I have a terrible poker face. I’ve never actually played poker, but I assume I would lose. I’m not good at putting on a happy face when I’m not happy, and please do not tell me to turn my frown upside-down. My ability to maintain a neutral to upbeat expression is so bad that strangers have stopped me in the grocery store to ask if I’m feeling alright.
Hello everyone, my name is Rachel, and I have a low tolerance for uncertainty.
There are only a few activities that excite and thrill me as much as travel does. At the same time, there are also a few activities that stress and nauseate me as much as travel does. Some of these negative feelings occur because I am, at my core, a homebody and a creature of habit. But another part of it is my introversion, which also plays a role in the fact that I am such a homebody.
As an INTP, it can be a struggle to get through college. Deciding on a major when you want to learn a bit about everything can be stressful. Combine that with going to classes that are sometimes stale and uninspiring, and you are likely to see some apathy set in.
Now, I can't tell you there's a quick fix solution to the problem, but I do have some tips for what helped me get through it.
As an ENTP, you love to brainstorm and take great pleasure in throwing out a never-ending stream of bold new ideas. Yet how many times have you failed to implement an idea because you couldn't manage the mechanics of it? Assembling the pieces is grunt work - something you will avoid at all costs. And it leads to a bunch of missed opportunities.
If you want your plans to see the light of day, you're going to have to hack your own personality code. Here are four tips that will help you get your ideas from concept to reality.
As an INTP your world is nearly entirely based on your finely tuned, logically constructed framework of the world.
You understand how most things work, and you are confident in your abilities. Through trial and error, you have built a real understanding of most things in life.
Unfortunately, at some point in your life you realize, "Hey, I got feelings, and logic isn't helping anymore."