7 Top Motivation Theories in Psychology Explained

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The explanation of human behavior is complicated. Why do we do the things we do? What pushes us to act on our instincts? Theorists have been researching human behavior since the beginning of time, looking for explanations behind various aspects of social phenomena that are supported by empirical evidence. Many theorists have offered possible reasons … Read more

5 Core Values Quizzes to Identify What’s Important to You

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Want to live a more fulfilling, more authentic life? Knowing your personal core values is one way of connecting with your authentic self. Furthermore, personal core values are a big determiner of how you act, make decisions, and live. Living in accordance with your personal values brings a sense of fulfillment in everything you do. … Read more

How Long Does it Take to Form a Habit? 21 Days? 66 Days?

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Let’s say you want to change something in your life–maybe you want to quit smoking, start a new workout regimen, or eat more vegetables. How long do you think it might take for that change to stick? While historically, people have thought that it takes 21 days to create a new habit (or change an … Read more

The Habit Loop: A Simple Guide on How Habits are Formed

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle I can’t count the number of times I told myself in my 20s, “Starting tomorrow, I won’t eat any junk food, I will only eat vegetables and whole foods.” But I never followed through. Why? Because the next … Read more

How to Develop Multiple Habits at Once

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In a previous post, Stephen Guise gave us an introduction into his idea of creating “mini habits”.  Stephen’s concept was something that managed to be simple and easy to incorporate into even the most frenetic lifestyle, yet at the same time creating a huge impact on the lives of people who take his self improvement … Read more

10 Daily Goal Examples to Help You Conquer the Day

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When you think about your goals, your mind probably automatically goes to the long-term plans that you’ve made for yourself. But, without having smaller, daily goals that will give you a sense of accomplishment on a regular basis, you will lose the necessary motivation to reach your larger goals. Setting small process goals that you … Read more

Don’t Break the Chain: Jerry Seinfeld’s Advice on Sticking to a Habit

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Jerry Seinfeld might not be the first person you think of when you’re trying to be productive or stick to a habit, but he has shared some advice that has inspired many people to keep working toward their goals, despite any obstacles they’re facing. And, while Seinfeld’s advice pertained to those in the entertainment industry, … Read more

How If-Then Plans Helps You Stick with a New Habit

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When it comes to a habit change, we all start with the best of intentions. We promise to make a change, commit to it every day and imagine a perfect future where we’re no longer doing a bad habit. Then what usually happens? Failure. The question is: Why do people fail when they start with … Read more