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Breaking Habits

Reprogram Your Brain

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Mindfulness is awareness of what is happening in the present moment, including awareness of thoughts, without any attachment to whatever you notice. Mindfulness is helpful because it creates space between thoughts and actions.

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?

Connecting Habits to Change

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

In my experience, once you've zeroed in, focused, and conquered one bad habit, it's out of your life, and your brain has space to adjust something new.

Kicking the Night Owl Habit

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Giving myself permission to relax and really mean it has made a world of difference. More focused, energized and peaceful, I consciously and consistently chipped away at a deeply ingrained habit. Now that's willpower in action.

FOWOT! Can You Guess What It Means?

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Fear of What Others Think! It is something that rules many people's lives -- not yours of course -- but I bet you know someone whose life is control...

Breaking Bad Habits

Marcia Wieder | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

When I coach people on the obstacles that may be slowing them down or even sabotaging their dreams, often it comes down to behaviors that can be easily corrected. But it begins with honestly assessing and recognizing what it is.

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!

How To Break A Bad Habit (And Replace It With A Good One)

James Clear | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Most of your bad habits are caused by two things... stress and boredom. Bad habits address certain needs in your life and for that reason, you need to replace them with habits that satisfy that same need.

2 Simple Pattern Busters To Break Down Bad Habits

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

Breaking the habitual patterns from the past is actually a lot easier and more satisfying than you may imagine. The rewards for challenging the old ways of being and doing are immediate and long lasting. And if you follow the instructions here, it can even be fun.

Reversible Destiny

Randy Eady | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Eady

Where longevity is continually affirmed, one expects to find the unexpected. Hence, "Reversible Destiny Lofts" in Toyko, Japan offer a marvelously innovative and functionally foolish way to live your days.

Simple Math: Same Old + Same Old = Same Old

Rob White | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Whether the issue is working out at the gym or continuing a business practice, we're creatures of habit. And there's nothing wrong with habits -- they can keep us on track. The problem is when habits become "dead zones," void of mindfulness and awareness.

The Tyranny Of Trying To Do It Perfectly: 6 Ways To Overcome Perfectionism

Helene Lerner | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

With holiday tasks to accomplish, work projects to be finished, and family obligations to be met, realize that something has got to give. Perhaps it's time for it to be your perfectionism.

10 Tiny Crimes We've All Been Guilty Of

Posted 11.30.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn We've all had our "That's so annoying... wait! I think I do that!" moments, so we've compiled this list of mini social crimes that we...

Is Pain Holding You Back? Try This

N. E. Marsden | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
N. E. Marsden

Today, pain is the exception in my life, not the rule, and meditation is time spent with God, not suffering.

Pain: A Path Forward

N. E. Marsden | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
N. E. Marsden

When I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, a strange feeling of gratitude flooded through me, along with sadness and fear. The many goals that had been all-important suddenly seemed trivial. At last, I gave myself "permission" to seek something greater.

7 Habits To Break Free From

Linda Durnell | Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

To let go of the habits we created is difficult, but the rewards of creating new and positive habits can be life-changing.

Three Habits You Can Break or Create Today

Charles Duhigg | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles Duhigg

In the last decade, our understanding of the neurology of habit formation has been transformed. We've learned how habits form -- and why they are so hard to break.

One Good Way To Kick A Bad Habit

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Bring this practice into the moments of your life at home and at work where you notice the habits occurring. Allow it to widen the space of awareness and choose a different response.

You Can Overcome Fixations and Achieve Insight

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2012 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The key to breaking out of habitual ways of looking at objects is to list all of the features of the objects and then to describe them by looking at what they are made of rather than by thinking about their function.

3 Ways To Change A Bad Habit

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Each year, we see Jan. 1 as a time for fresh starts -- for tackling our bad habits head-on and replacing them with new, healthier ones. No matter what it is you would like to do differently, these simple strategies will help you to finally make the real, lasting changes you're looking for.

The 6-Point Method For Breaking Unhealthy Habits

Rod Stryker | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rod Stryker

he Departure Point technique is based on the principle that by giving something up, you create space and you separate yourself from the momentum of your past.

Right-Brained or Hare-Brained?

Bill Donius | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Bill Donius

"Thinking outside the box" is far easier said than done. Why is it so difficult to achieve innovative breakthroughs in thinking?

Return, Reenergize, and Reinvent Your Business

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

At this moment in the new year, we all face a choice: We can fall back into our old patterns and habits; or we can reinvent those patterns and generate renewed energy for the coming year?