Struggling With Your Habits? Three Questions You Need To Ask Yourself.

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Today we have a guest post brought to you by Derek Doepker the author of the book 50 Fitness Tips You Wish You Knew and founder of Excuse Proof Fitness. What he talks about in this article centers on the idea of failure. We often struggle with a habit change but don’t know why it’s happening.  … Read more

How the Mini Habits Book and Concept can Change Your Life

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A month ago, I read Stephen Guises’s book Mini Habits: Smaller Habits. Bigger Results.  What I loved about the content was Stephen’s emphasize on how small changes can have an amazing impact in your life.  His “mini habit” concept is something I’ve incorporated into my life.  And so far, it has worked really well.  Recently … 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

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

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

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

What the Hell Effect: The Slippery Slope to NEVER Eliminating a Bad Habit

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We’ve all been there… You are trying, with all your willpower, not to eat bad food; but that slice of pizza is simply calling to you. “Eat me, eat me,” the pizza is practically screaming. So your willpower snaps and you eat the slice. Then what usually happens? After that, do you chalk it up … Read more

Is Quitting Cold Turkey the Right Choice?

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Going Cold Turkey

Is “quitting cold turkey” the best choice for a bad habit? If you have an addiction, you may wonder about the effectiveness of this sudden change to your routine. Is it better to wean yourself off your addiction with support, or immediately stop? If you want to build more good habits and are curious about … Read more

One Habit at a Time: How You Create Lifelong Routines

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It’s hard to develop new habits. We are so used to doing the same thing over and over again, so it often seems like it’s impossible to make a permanent change. There is a major a reason why most people fail with habit development: It’s impossible to change multiple habits at the same time.  Changing … Read more

Why Small Wins are a Powerful Way to Form Habits

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What are small wins? Small wins are progress points on your way to your goal. For example, say that your main goal is to get out of debt. This can be a daunting and discouraging task because it involves a lot of moving parts.  Focusing on small wins helps you break down a large goal … Read more