Declutter Your Inbox: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload

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Processing email can be a stressful activity. While email is important for most  jobs, it can take hours of your time and often add little value in return. The problem? Many people often let hundreds (even thousands) of message pile up in their inbox.  This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety due to … Read more

Grains of Sand Method (Do Productive Work in Free Time)

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Today I’m pleased to announce the first guest post on Develop Good Habits.  The following article is written by Michal Stawicki who recently published the book Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day (which is free for the next few days.)  The habit that Michal is about to discuss can have an amazing impact … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Building Willpower [Part 2]

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Welcome back to our discussion on willpower. In the first part of this series we talked about how even successful people (like Oprah Winfrey) often succumb to temptation.  Plus we went over three experiments that showed “why” you can’t rely on willpower alone to stick to a new habit.  And we finished off with a simple … Read more

Inbox Zero Habit: How to Empty Your Email Inbox Daily [30 DHC]

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Email is an important part of life. Whether you use it stay in touch with friends or as part of your job, using email is a routine that most people do on a daily basis. Unfortunately email is often a “time suck” that takes you away from working on important projects and living life.  Even … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Building Willpower [Part 1]

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Willpower is a concept that’s often misunderstood. It’s easy to give credit to willpower when you successfully build a new habit, but it’s also equally easy to chalk up a failure due to a lack of willpower. So what is willpower? How does it affect your ability to stick to a new routine?  Is it … Read more

23 Anti-Procrastination Habits (New Kindle Book)

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For many years, I struggled with procrastination. In school I was always “cramming” the night before a big test, my papers were chronically late and I was always forgetting to do the simplest of tasks. What finally got me to “take action” was forming a number of anti-procrastination habits. I know other people also struggle … Read more

Why “Broken Windows” Cause You to Feel Overwhelmed and Out of Control

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If you’re like most people, there are times when you feel overwhelmed and out of control in your life. You want to take action, but you feel too depressed to do much with your day. The interesting thing? There is a specific habit you can develop that will help you minimize the “blue feelings” that … Read more

Networking Habit: How to Develop Online Relationships Even If You’re an Introvert [30DHC]

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You can’t run an online business in isolation.  Instead, you should develop relationships with bloggers and marketers in your niche. Whereas most entrepreneurs might view others as their “competition,” I prefer a win-win approach where we can help one another. So how do you form online business relationships? Through networking. Even though I’ve built a … Read more

Streak Habits vs. Occasional Habits: Let the Battle Begin!

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Imagine you’re about to start a new habit. You want to turn it into a permanent routine. So do you follow it every day or do it a few times a week? Most experts would agree that the only way to turn an action into a habit is to follow it on a daily basis—to … Read more

10,000 Steps Blueprint (Grab Your Free eBook Today)

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On DGH, you’ve seen me talk about the importance of developing that daily walking habit. Averaging 10,000 steps a day is one of the best ways to drop a few pounds, maintain this weight loss and get on the pathway to lifelong fitness. The problem? Not many people know how to form the walking habit … Read more