Category: Habits

Does Creating Habits Get Harder as You Get Older?

Nope, creating habits doesn’t get harder as you get older… everything gets harder. I heard on The Brian Buffini Show a story of a golfer who won whatever golfers win (golf is totally NOT my thing) after 50.

Three Specific Ways to Maintain a Habit for a Long Time

The key to maintaining your habits for a long time is an intention to do so. If you aren’t mindful about your habits, sooner or later, you will slip. Then, you will either go back on track, or you will just let it slip further.

Resisting the Siren Song of Social Media

Recently, I had an unproductive week and I spent a way too much time on YouTube watching “Pitch Meetings” – a hilarious series of videos where a YouTuber pretends to be a screenwriter and a producer at the same time and is “pitching” existing movie ideas.

Turn your Dumbphone into a Smartphone Again: One simple habit to protect your mind – and sanity!

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels There is no greater misnomer than a “smartphone.” The device in itself is not smart at all; it’s just a thing. It is as smart as a vacuum cleaner or a hammer. And smartphones make 99.99% of their users dumber, not smarter. Yes, there is an incredible computing ability. Yes, you can access […]

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Getting Bored with Habits vs. Living More Spontaneously

Getting Bored with Habits vs. Living More Spontaneously

Hi. Meet reality. It looks like this:(The Slight Edge chart) Only what you do consistently over a long period matters. The consequences of your spontaneous actions are irrelevant in the long run. Today you spontaneously decide to sit on a couch and binge-watch a series on Netflix. Tomorrow you spontaneously decide to go for a […]

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Three Effective Ways to Kick a Bad Habit

Three Effective Ways to Kick a Bad Habit

Deconstructing a few success stories from my life. Image by Mohamed Nuzrath from Pixabay The difficulty level depends on the habit very much. I’ll give you a few examples. 1. Gaming Habit I played computer games since I was exposed to the computer at the age of 12. I played my whole adult life till I was 33 […]

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How Will Good Habits Give Me Benefits in the Future?

How Will Good Habits Give Me Benefits in the Future?

Extrapolation based on experience First of all, thanks to my good habits I will have a future worth looking forward to. Habits compound. Bad habits lead you into a worse future. Good habits led you into a better one. This is the reality: By the way, this is how I discern between good and bad […]

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Six Atomic Habits to Have a Brighter Future Personally, Professionally, and Financially

Six Atomic Habits to Have a Brighter Future Personally, Professionally, and Financially

Your personal development encompasses it all The specific habits you should start are entirely up to you. No one can dictate to you what to do. You are unique, your life story is unique, and your set of circumstances is unique. When I decided to change my life, I sat down and in less than […]

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Four Self-Improvement Habits which Had the Biggest Impact on My Life

Four Self-Improvement Habits which Had the Biggest Impact on My Life

Small activities that provided great benefits It’s hard to say which of my self-improvement habits has had the biggest impact on my life. I have too many of them and introduced them into my life in a very rapid fashion. So, it is really hard to measure and recognize which habits have been the most impactful. […]

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Why Is It so Easy to Get Addicted to Things that Are Unhealthy but so Difficult to Get Hooked on Healthy Habits

Why Is It so Easy to Get Addicted to Things that Are Unhealthy but so Difficult to Get Hooked on Healthy Habits

The short answer is: those “unhealthy things” hack directly into our bodily reward system. Thus, we get an immediate reward (usually: pleasure) from doing them. We crave the pleasure, so the behavior gets reinforced. It easily becomes a habit. The long answer is more complicated. The reason why hacking directly into the reward system works […]

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