Succeed in Habits Creation: Make an Announcement and have an Accountability Partner habit habits Dec 14, 2021

William James referenced Scottish philosopher Alexander Bain when he said “In the acquisition of a new habit, or the leaving off of an old one, we must ... take a public pledge.” I’m a firm believer in announcing habits.

When I began my new exercise routine I told many friends...

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Activation Energy and Habits habit habits Dec 07, 2021

KEY POINTS

  • A new routine will require an initial "spark" 
  • The 20-second Rule is a great way to introduce a new habit or replace the existing routine. 
  • Creating a new habit takes 20 - 30 days. 

 

To start any new habit, you will need what late psychologist Mihaly...

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A time for family, friends, and…maybe a therapist? gratitude habits positive habits positive psychology Nov 21, 2021

KEY POINTS

  • Remember why we all gather together – to share our stories, build traditions and to count our blessings.
  • People want to be heard and they need connection. Listen and get curious.
  • Remember: what they say is about them; what you hear is about you.
  • Don’t let their personal...
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Analyze and Understand Your Existing Habits habits Nov 19, 2021

Before you start changing your habits, you need to understand your existing ones. The following are sample questions you can ask yourself in order to understand your existing habits.

  • What is the first thing I do when I hear the alarm clock? (Snooze? Stay in bed for five minutes longer? Get up...
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Pay Attention to Your Existing Habits habits Nov 16, 2021

 

Before you start changing your habits, you need to understand your existing ones. The following are sample questions you can ask yourself in order to understand your existing habits.

  • What is the first thing I do when I hear the alarm clock? (Snooze? Stay in bed for five minutes longer?...
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The Nature Habit habits Nov 09, 2021

We know that spending time in nature is good for us and yet some of us don’t do it and others don’t do it enough. In today’s world, it is easy to get distracted by watching TV, enjoying our favorite electronic gadgets, or spending time on the internet and social networking...

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