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

7 Best Books on Willpower and Building Self-Discipline

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Willpower is an important skill that we can harness and use to our advantage. It is a key ingredient for success, and the foundation for building good habits and avoiding or breaking bad ones. When we’ve harnessed our willpower, we experience more happiness in all areas of our life. If you’re looking for resources on … 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

9 Ways to Increase Your Willpower & Become Mentally Tough

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Trying something new requires a lot of willpower and mental fortitude. Have you perhaps felt that lately you’re not up to the task?  While you want to persevere, you just keep falling short, or you start but then quit just as quickly. Fortunately, there are ways how to increase willpower and become mentally tough in … 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

Why You Can’t Fight Bad Habits Directly

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Stephen Guise has written multiple posts on this blog about his “mini habits” concept. Today he talks about one reason many people struggle with their habit development — they focus on direct resistance– and why it can be a losing effort to fight bad habits directly.  To learn more about Stephen’s work, check out this … Read more

Why People Procrastinate? 7 Common Procrastination Excuses (and how to beat them)

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Want to overcome procrastination? Procrastination is driven from sub-conscious excuses; see seven popular procrastination excuses and how to overcome them.

The following is a sample from my book 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits: How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Results in Your Life. It includes many of the common “Procrastination Excuses” that many people use, as well as explaining why people procrastinate. If you’re struggling with procrastination, then I encourage you to learn the simple habits … Read more

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

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