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Habits

What Living On Autopilot Could Do To You

Posted 10.24.2014 | Dr. Phil

Sometimes, we get caught up in the momentum and pattern of life, and we go on autopilot,” Dr. Phil says. “Sometimes we have to stop and ask oursel...

3 Simple Rules to Create Content Better, Faster, Easier

Noah St. John | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Have you ever felt "stuck" when trying to come up with articles, videos, blog posts, or social media content? If you said "no," you're either Stephe...

6 Lessons I Learned From Finishing a 21-Day Habit Challenge

Jeff Rose | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Rose

What's one new positive habit you would like to add to your daily routine? Reading more about personal finance, writing in your journal, tweaking your budget, stop biting your fingernails, exercising more?

Should You Watch the New ABC Series 'Selfie'?

Noah St. John | Posted 10.06.2014 | TV
Noah St. John

I own one of those flip phones. You know, the ones that have numbers on them? I know, so 2007. But you know what? I thank God every day that I don't own a smartphone.

4 Practical Steps for Changing Mental Habits

Michael J. Formica | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

At times we can find these patterns to be somewhat unproductive and, at others, wholly destructive. When confronted with either circumstance, we are also provided with an invitation to change.

Could You Survive One Month Without Alcohol? Here's How I Made It

Mark and Debbie Abbott | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark and Debbie Abbott

After finding it difficult recently to enjoy myself or relax without a drink, concerned that I might be leaning towards alcohol dependency at age 50, I challenged myself, 32 years after my first legal beer, to quit drinking alcohol for 30 consecutive days.

The Bad Habit of Good Habits

Maria Ploumaki | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business
Maria Ploumaki

Routines become habits and habits can define a person to the point they stop defining themselves. If the formation of a habit is the beginning of such a process, can it be that intentional self-awareness leads to different results?

Can a Tiny Habit Shape Your Success?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Ever stumble across a great idea or a new way to show up and be more effective in your career, and promise yourself: "I'll get to trying that when .."?

5 Ways to Stop Loathing Your Job

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

With two out of every three people reporting they're actively disengaged in their jobs it's clear many of us are functioning, but not flourishing at work.

The Character Ethic vs. the Personality Ethic: Why Character Trumps Personality

Noah St. John | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Most of the success literature published in the United States for the first 150 years focused on The Character Ethic as being the foundation of succe...

5 Habits You Need to Avoid When Making Decisions

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

I've compiled a list of five habits that we should avoid, whenever we're in charge of making an important decision, both in business and personal life.

How Boredom Can Lead To Failure

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

New research is demonstrating that our ability to succeed at a task may well depend on how exciting and valuable we expect that task to be.

Why Goal Setting Isn't Enough to Reach Your Goals

Noah St. John | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

We all have desires -- whether it's the desire for money, fame, or a new car; to lose weight, be healthy, or have better relationships; to find the love of your life; or simply the desire to be happy.

How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness And Wealth

Entrepreneur | James Clear | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

In 1936, a man named Kurt Lewin wrote a simple equation that changed the way we think about habits and human behavior. The equation makes the follo...

Why Your Brain Can't Tell the Difference Between Good Habits and Bad Habits

Noah St. John | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

At the subconscious level, your brain cannot distinguish between a habit that is ultimately GOOD for you and one that's ultimately BAD for you. GOOD...

Adventures in Our Own Backyard

Ari Andersen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Ari Andersen

We don't need to be in transit to be able to approach our days this way. It is possible for me to be living my normal life and be excited for the unknowns of the day. I meet new people and do new things every day.

Own Habits That Truly Serve You

Joanne Heyman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Habits comprise just one of our evolutionary strategies for survival: rather than overthink and belabor the subtle actions that comprise necessary daily activities like pouring a glass of water or driving, we automate these actions into habits or patterns.

Why Is it So Hard to Change Your Habits?

Noah St. John | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Why isn't your willpower or conscious effort strong enough to change your long-term behavior, when that's what you really wanted?

Are Your Habits Productive or Unproductive?

Noah St. John | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Continuing our discussion of habits and how they relate to success... Let's say you want to lose weight and get in shape. Even though you know consci...

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

The Ultimate Guide To Building A New Habit

James Clear | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. But there can be a lot of information out there, and most of it isn't very simple to digest.

5 Things Parents Need to Stop Doing This School Year

Dynamom | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Dynamom

Step away from the laptop, keyboard crusaders! Your kid is fine and their fully capable teacher will let you know if there's anything she feels you should be aware of in class that day.

The No. 1 Reason Good Habits Don't Last

Max Ogles | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Max Ogles

The number one reason people give up on good habits, generally, is that they just aren't enjoyable. It's a simple truth: You are less likely to continue doing something that you do not enjoy. Here's some proof...

How to Kill the Backlog -- Forever!

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

Your problem isn't finding time to clear your backlog, your problem is building behaviors to manage your pipeline. When you focus on a backlog, you're working the symptom instead of targeting the cause, looking backward instead of forward.

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.