What is Decision Fatigue? (And 9 Ways to Prevent It)

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Imagine you are at the end of a hard exercise routine, and you can hardly push your body to do any more work. Your muscles are suffering from fatigue, and you are ready to give up. Your physical abilities have been depleted. ​The same concept can be applied to your mental abilities! Specifically, a concept called decision … Read more

13 Nervous Habits, Tics, & Signs of Anxiety

Feel no confidence in a social setting. Here are 13 habits that show you're nervous around people and how to quickly eliminate these body language tics.

Want to learn how to stop fidgeting in a social setting? Do you often show these signs of nervous habits like: Leg shaking Taping fingers Ear touching obsession Touching hair Fidgety fingers Biting your nails If you display any sign of these anxiety habits, then you’ll want to check out the following list of nervous … Read more

31 Songs About Freedom and Living an Independent Life

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“It is the business of the very few to be independent; it is a privilege of the strong. And whoever attempts it…proves that he is probably not only strong, but also daring beyond measure.” – Friedrich Nietzsche This powerful quote from Nietzsche reminds us that living an independent life is never easy. But there are … Read more

19 Ways to Challenge Yourself Every Day to Grow as a Person

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When you think about challenging yourself, your mind probably goes to that place outside of your comfort zone where no one really wants to be, but where you know that change undoubtedly occurs. It’s tough to leave our comfort zones, so we often stay put because we favor routine and familiarity. But when you challenge … Read more

How to Get Motivated: The Science of Achievement through Motivation

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“How to get motivated” is something that I do not spend a lot of time talking about here on Develop Good Habits. It is not that I think motivation doesn’t play an important role in successful habit change, but I that feel systems, rituals, and routines play a more essential part than motivation. But motivation … Read more

Reactive vs Proactive: 6 Habits to Be More Proactive in Life

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The first thing that comes to mind when I think of being proactive is the NYC firefighters on 9/11. They embody the idea of being proactive. They took it upon themselves to think strategically without wasting any time, they didn’t let feelings of being overwhelmed impact them, and they just went for it when they … Read more

Realist vs Visionary: 8 Examples of How These Personalities Differ

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What is your personality like? Are you someone who is more of a realist? Or, are you someone who is more of a visionary? Are you someone who tends to focus on the practical? Or, do you want to dream big even if you might fall short? These questions describe the fundamental differences between what … Read more

21 Comfort Zone Challenges to Grow as a Person

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Do often feel afraid to try new things because you’re nervous or scared? If so, then one strategy that can help is regularly push past what’s known as your “comfort zone.”  And the simplest way to do this is to build a habit where you regularly introduce comfort zone challenges throughout your week. In this … Read more

9 Examples of Self Awareness Throughout Your Life

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As you go through life, you want to place yourself in the best position possible to be successful. This may include landing that perfect job, getting into graduate school, having a positive impact on those around you, or all of the above. The only way that you are going to be able to place yourself … Read more