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Good Habits

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

James Clear | Posted 04.10.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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.

Change Is Easier Than You Think: Thinking's the Problem

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We all want to change something. Most of us have tried and had either fleeting success or chalked up a failure. The way we think about change is the problem. In this arena (unlike most), we think too much. We usually think our way to keeping things exactly as they are.

How to Build an Olympic-Sized Habit

Jeff Halevy | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

Though it's safe to say most reading this article's closest connection to the Olympics will ever be is the couch, their bottom, and a TV set, in the spirit of the games I asked leading behaviorist Dr. B.J. Fogg how us Average Joes can develop "Olympic-sized" habits.

Ramadan Reflection Day 13: How To Break Bad Habits

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Be patient with yourself -- its ok to take time in overcoming a habit. If you slip up, just start again. Before you know it, a week without doing it will become a month and then a year and so on.

8 Steps To Forming Good Habits And Sticking To Them

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Creating habits is a skill, just like learning a new sport, and when we practice, we get better. Here are eight research-based steps for creating new routines.

Habits Are Everything

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Habits are a critical component of the happiness equation. It is one thing to know what to do to be happy (or to raise happy children, or to create a happy marriage) but it is quite another thing to actually be able to do those things.

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.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Adopt More Good Habits

Marty Zwilling | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

In the big picture, the habits you develop and nurture shape your destiny. Little everyday habits will take you either to the life you desire or to disaster by default.

7 Habits That Can Change Your Life

ZenHabits.net | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you could just pick one or two (or seven) habits to create in the next few months -- habits that will have the most impact on your life -- what wou...