8 Rules to Be More Consistent in Life

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Life has its ups and downs. Even though this roller coaster ride is part of living in this world, everyone is looking for ways to be more consistent. With consistency, you will have an easier time maintaining relationships with your family members and friends, meeting your goals, and performing well in school or at work. … Read more

The Hawthorne Effect: How Observation Helps You Maintain a Habit Change

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Have you ever had a job where the “big boss” or perhaps a board member or someone else significant to the company would stop by the office from time to time, causing the staff to quickly straighten up? Or, think back to when you were doing behind-the-wheel testing if you have your driver’s license. Did … Read more

The Psychology Behind Building a Daily Routine

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If you’ve tried to establish daily routines and failed, don’t feel bad. Your struggle is a common one—and something you can overcome it if you understand the psychology behind daily routines. You see, there are many underlying reasons why you might have failed with building routines in the past. Once you understand why these failures … 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

4 Mistakes That Hurt Your Habit Building Efforts

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Stephen Guise has written multiple posts on this blog about his “mini habits” concept. Today he talks about four mistakes (that you might be making), that are real habit killers which can hurt your chances at developing a positive habit.  To learn more about Stephen’s work, check out this book: Mini Habits: Smaller Habits. Bigger … Read more

Intrinsic VS Extrinsic Motivation: Basic Differences with Examples

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It’s Monday morning and your alarm clock is going off. Why do you get out of bed? No matter what your answer is to this question, it starts with whatever factor motivates you to take that action of getting out of bed. Your motivation to do anything is a psychological process that relies on some … Read more

The Hot-Cold Empathy Gap: A Simple Guide

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Anyone who has ever tried to change a habit has probably experienced the “hot-cold empathy gap” at some point. What is it? What ONE THING kills more habit changes than anything else? What is the Hot-Cold Empathy Gap? According to Wikipedia the hot-cold empathy gap is: A cognitive bias in which a person underestimates the … 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

How Long Does it Take to Form a Habit? (21 or 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