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Good Habits

5 Keystone Habits to Help Supercharge Your Success

R.L. Adams | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
R.L. Adams

A keystone habit is no more difficult to form than any other habit, yet it provides the most benefits.

How to Finish What You Start (Every Time)

R.L. Adams | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
R.L. Adams

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." ...

The Keys to Persevering and Living a Long Life, Grandma Style

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Good News
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

Perseverance is hard to teach. Only through experiences can you persevere, but I believe that other people's journeys can leave a lasting impression on you; You can glean snippets of how to persevere when life presses against you on all sides.

7 Mini-Habits That Will Change Your Life Immediately

Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some good 'mini-habits' to practice doing each day?" People posted dozens of an...

3 Tricks for Making Your Good Habits Stick

Amy Morin | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Just because you're struggling with self-discipline doesn't mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you'll stick to your healthier habits -- even when you don't feel like it.

Work Smarter, Not Harder by Breaking Your Counterproductive Bad Habits

Amy Morin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

While ignoring your bad habits may help you feel good initially, that avoidance will eventually catch up to you. When you don't address the unproductive and unhealthy things you're doing alongside your good habits, you'll stagnate.

Stop Giving Up Unhealthy Habits!

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Let's be nice to ourselves. We only have one body, one mind, and one life. Why not treat them with care and respect? Eat to feel alive, not guilty. Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate your body. Live because you enjoy your life, not because you have to exist.

5 Summer Habits Every Middle-Aged Person Needs To Keep Doing This Fall

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty

Fall is the year's version of middle age. So we totally identify! Here are five habits that we think every midlifer should take up this fall. Apply...

How I Jumpstarted My Post-Grad Life in Three Simple Steps

Maxwell Pichan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maxwell Pichan

My hope is that by forming good habits early on and sharing them with others, I can do my part in establishing a new baseline for a generation as it begins to tackle the "real world." We have it in us to be successful and to help others, but we must first do all we can to help ourselves.

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.

How A Password Changed My Life

Mauricio Estrella | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology
Mauricio Estrella

So there it was... this input field with a pulsating cursor, waiting for me to type a password that I'll have to re-enter for the next 30 days. Then, letting all the frustration go, I remembered a tip I heard from my former boss. I'm gonna use a password to change my life.

How To Turn Bad Habits Into Stress-Reducing Rituals

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The secret to a less stressful, more fulfilling life isn't just about replicating someone else's habits. It's about creating ones that help rather than hurt you. And while dropping bad habits is a great idea, the reason that's so hard is because it always sounds restrictive and loss-oriented. I have a better way: Replace old habits with more rewarding rituals.

Yagana Shah

5 Midlife Habits You Can't Afford To Put Off Another Day | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty

Between your demanding boss, your expensive kids, your nagging parents, and (mostly) lovable spouse, it's no wonder most of us lose sight of our own s...

How Long It Really Takes To Form A Habit, According To Science

James Clear | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It makes sense why the "21 Days" myth would spread. It's easy to understand. The time frame is short enough to be inspiring, but long enough to be believable. And who wouldn't like the idea of changing your life in just three weeks?

The Power of Imperfect Starts: How Good Do You Really Need to Be to Get Started?

James Clear | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

When you have a goal -- whether it's starting a business or eating healthier or traveling the world -- it's easy to look at someone who is already doing it and then try to reverse engineer their strategy. In some cases, this is really useful. Learning from the experiences of successful people is a great way to accelerate your own learning curve.

How To Stick With Good Habits Even When Your Willpower Is Gone

James Clear | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

When your willpower is depleted, you are even more likely to make decisions based on the environment around you. After all, if you're feeling drained, stressed, or overwhelmed then you're not going to go through a lot of effort to cook a healthy dinner or fit in a workout.

7 Ridiculously Easy Things To Do Today, So Tomorrow Morning Isn't Horrible

Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

The most common complaint about mornings is that they're, well, mornings. We know few people who actually enjoy waking up early -- even more so in the...

Learn Your Top 3 Lessons in 2014

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

One of the biggest frustrations in my life and other's lives is -- as Albert Einstein so wisely said -- "doing the same things over and over again an...

Breaking Bad... Habits

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Breaking a bad habit is never easy, but you can make it a lot easier by making negative mental associations and by replacing bad habits with good. Before you know it, you won't have that bad habit anymore, and you'll feel empty if you miss your workout or walk, instead!

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

How long does it really take to change a habit? I definitely don't think the 21 days my friend referenced is enough, and if my experience is any guide, the 45 days isn't long enough to really change a habit, either.

Why It's Hard To Stick To Healthy Habits (And What You Can Do About It)

James Clear | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It's nice to know what you want and having goals gives you a sense of direction and purpose. However, there is one way that your hopes and dreams actually sabotage you from becoming better: Your desires can easily lure you into biting off more than you can chew.

4 Practices to Triumph in Any Trial

Claudia Chan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Claudia Chan

I am a firm believer that challenges are what exercise our hearts, minds and bodies to build up stamina for the greater things we will encounter and pursue in life.

A Simple Success Tip: Say 'I Don't'

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

It's hard to motivate yourself to adopt new habits, but it's even harder to rid yourself of old ones. More often than not, it's the latter that keep us from becoming the person we really want to be.

Change Is Always Possible!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Whatever choices or chances have brought you to the place you are that you're unhappy with right now do not matter. The only thing you have now is now.

Making Healthy Choices in Front of the TV: It's Possible!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Last week we talked about how TV can deter you from making healthy lifestyle changes, particularly if you're trying to eat differently. Now, let's think about what steps you can take regarding television and healthy living.