How Adding Good Habits Decreases Stress On Multiple Levels

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Stress and Habits

Stephen Guise has written multiple posts on this blog about his “mini habits” concept.

Today he talks about interconnection of good habits and how they can reduce your stress levels.  To learn more, check out this book: Mini Habits: Smaller Habits. Bigger Results and his advanced course Mini Habit Mastery, which is offered at 50% off to the readers of this blog.  

Good habits make you happier, healthier, and chemically reduce your stress levels.

There’s another way that good habits reduce stress, however, and it’s not commonly known.

The Interesting Relationship Between Stress And Habits

Did you know that when we are stressed out, we are more likely to perform habitual behaviors? Why do you think that is?

In researching for the Mini Habit Mastery course I’m creating, I found a study on habits and emotions. In this study, researchers found that the more nonhabitual behaviors a person was doing (also known as multi-tasking), the more stressed out they were. Picture an office worker on the phone, answering emails, and talking to a coworker about another project. Sounds stressful, no?

Habits are the opposite of that. Continue Reading →

Kindness: Three Truths To Help You Live Longer

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Happiness Habit

 

Kindness is not just a habit that is good for others, it also has important benefits for us.

The upcoming Christmas season should be one of kindness and giving anyway, but writer, blogger, speaker, entrepreneur and former HR executive Louis Efron gives us some great “selfish” reasons to develop the habit of being kind to others.  Take it away Louis…. Continue Reading →

Cyber Monday Sale (7 Books, Each for $0.99)

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Cyber Monday Sale -- 7 Books for $0.99

The holiday shopping season is upon us!

We’ve suffered through Black Friday, now Cyber Monday is here (the biggest online shopping day of the year.)

To help you save a little bit of money, I’ve decided to run another deal on some of my habit books.

From today (December 1st) to the end of Wednesday (December 3rd) each of the following books be heavily discounted) or offered for free.

Get them now, while they’re at this low price.

(Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t allow me to run a special deal in countries outside of the U.S. and the U.K. If you don’t see the above price in your country, simply contact me and I’ll see what I can do.) Continue Reading →

175+ Top Habit Books (or How to Never Run Out of Books to Read)

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175+ Top Self-Help Books

There are thousands of books on self-help, habit change, and personal development.

Some are good and some are … not so good.

It can be hard to drill through all the options to find the ones that really have an impact on your life.

I have been writing about habits, both in books and on this blog, for about 2 years now. And for over 20 years before that, I was reading a variety of personal development books.

That is a lot of time and lot of books.

Lately, I’ve been asked about my personal favorites.  So I decided to create a small resource…maybe a top 25 list.  But this list grew and grew, until it hit 100 books.  Then 125, then 150.  Finally, I stopped at 175.

The problem?

It would be really hard to navigate a list like this, so I settled on a simple solution…

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The Origin of the 10,000 Steps Habit

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The following is a sample from my book 10,000 Steps Blueprint: The Daily Walking Habit for Healthy Weight Loss and Lifelong Fitness.  If you’re having trouble developing the “exercise habit,” then I recommend this book to get started on a routine that can be added to any busy day.

People began measuring walking routines in the early 1970’s. Researchers have found that, having a walking routine is a beneficial step to take towards health. As can be expected, the cultures with people who walk more frequently are much healthier in terms of weight, heart health and their outlook on life.

The New York Times to a look at the average daily steps taken in different cultures in a recent article which found Americans walk an average of 5,000 daily steps, while the Japanese do 7,000 and the Australians and the Swiss average almost 10,000 steps. As to be expected, Americans have a higher obesity rate than the other cultures, with the obesity rates decreasing according to the amount of steps taken.  The Standard American Diet of simple carbs and refined sugars also contributes to high obesity rates.

In a study of 500,000 people, it was discovered through a 40 year analysis that those who walked regularly had a 31% decreased chance of coronary events and 32% decreased chance of death during the experiment. This study was conducted by Harvard University. This goes to show that walking really does make a difference. Continue Reading →

15 Habits to Maintain (and Improve) Your Daily Workout Routine

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daily workout routine habit Is it finally time to commit to a new workout routine? Are you tired of saying you’re going to workout and get into great shape and then not follow through with a plan?

Well this article is here to help you.

Here are 15 habits to help you create a daily workout routine and stick with it so you can start to see results and enjoy the new healthy version of yourself. Continue Reading →

The Daily Entrepreneur: 33 Success Habits for Small Business Owners, Freelancers and Aspiring 9-to-5 Escape Artists

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33_Entrepreneur_Habits_Cover_SmallWant to start a side hustle or a small business?

Have trouble making a decent income from your existing business? 

Can’t seem attract customers or and land important clients?

Pay close attention if you answered “yes” to any of these questions…

Today I’m pleased to announce my latest book:

The Daily Entrepreneur: 33 Success Habits for Small Business Owners, Freelancers and Aspiring 9-to-5 Escape Artists.

Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to build a start-up company or pitch a product on “Shark Tank”.  Anyone who is out there hustling to make extra money on their own, is in some way an entrepreneur.  It’s for these people that I wrote The Daily Entrepreneur.

Here on some details on this book…

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11 Habits for Developing a Good Study Routine

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Are you finding your current study routine not as effective as it could be? Maybe it’s time to follow a new study schedule that will help you better retain material, manage your time and even help you improve your concentration and focus. Here are some ways to enhance your learning style, and start achieving your goals.

Read on to see all 11 good study routine habits….

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Fall Sale (5 Habit Books for $0.99 Apiece)

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Fall Sale of Habit Books

Fall is my favorite season.  The air is crisp, the leaves are turning and it’s fun to get outdoors.

So I thought it would be a great time to run another special deal on some of my habit books.

From today (October 8th) to the end of Wednesday (October 15th) each of the following books will be sold for $0.99 (or 99 pence in the U.K.)

Get them now, while they’re at a deep discount.

(Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t allow me to run a special deal in countries outside of the U.S. and the U.K.  If you don’t see the above price in your country, simply contact me and I’ll see what I can do.)  Continue Reading →

How to Be Happy Alone: 9 Habits for Living Life to the Fullest

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We all have different explanations and definitions of what happiness is and what it means to each of us. No matter what challenges, crossroads, and lifestyle changes you come across in your life, at the end of the day, your happiness is what truly matters most.

Whether you’re in a relationship, have children, have a busy work life or whatever the circumstances are, it’s important to know how to be happy alone. When you know what makes you truly happy, practice self-love, take care of yourself and step out of your comfort zone, you will be able to see how powerful being happy alone can be. Continue Reading →