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Eliminate 'Zero Days' to Get Closer to Your Goals

It’s hard to be amazing every single day. Especially if you started out this year with lofty goals, you might be discouraged if you can’t seem to keep up. Instead of giving up, try the forgiving philosophy of “no zero days.”Read more...
Tags: Motivation, Goals, Habits, Lifehacks, New Years Resolutions, No Zero Days


Needed Self Care for the New Year

As adults the holidays can be a blur and cause us to lose sight of good habits and healthy behavior. We rush here and rush there trying to make sure we find the right gift, visit with all the friends and family, squeeze in holiday parties and cookie exchanges, and all while trying to keep up the “holiday spirit.” It’s no wonder that by the time the new year arrives we feel exhausted, cranky and just done with everything. This time of year is supposed to be fun and full of joy and camaraderie...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Stress, New Year's, Self-compassion, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Self Care, New Year's Resolution, Linda


How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Everybody’s sleep needs are a little bit different, but most adults should be getting between 7 and 9 hours per night. Read more...
Tags: Health, Energy, Sleep, Habits, Lifehacks, Routine, Bedtime


7 Tips to Stay Focused and Achieve Peace of Mind 

If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, stress, or depression then the phrase “peace of mind” might sound like something from a fairytale. But I can assure you that peace of mind really does exist. And not only that, it’s something that you can accomplish in your own life. Some people mistakenly believe that peace of mind is something that you only experience when things in your life are trouble-free, but that’s not true.  Peace of mind and focus go hand-in-hand. Therefore, when you learn ...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-help, Stress Reduction, Focus, Motivation And Inspiration, Don, Merriam Webster, Peace of Mind


Intention, Action and Accountability to Accomplish Your Goals

I don’t create New Year’s Resolutions  because, for myself and most others I know, they don’t last. As we have just crossed the threshold from 2018 to 2019, this topic is fresh on people’s radar. Diets, gym membership and smoking cessation programs take upticks at this time of year. At my gym where I work out 3-4 times a week, I notice that the machines are more occupied right before and right after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day. Does motivation run higher at those times...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Navy Seals, Friends, Habits, Accountability, Action, Personal, Exercise, Intention, Perfectionism, New Year's, Motivation And Inspiration, New Year's Resolution, Naval, Adm William H McRaven


9 Tips for Breaking Out of a Rut

Lately, you’ve felt utterly uninspired. Lately, your days have been bland, dull and boring. It’s as though you’re a robot stuck on the same setting and program. Every. Single. Day. Maybe everything feels like one big slog. And you’re not sure what to do about it. You feel trapped, restless, frustrated, or overwhelmed. In other words, you’re in a rut. Ruts can have a variety of causes. Sometimes, something has simply gotten old. For instance, a once healthy and fulfilling routine, over time, ca...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Shonda Rhimes, Habits, Happiness, Inspiration, Social Media, Self-help, Rochester, Journaling, Journal, Boundaries, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement


Why Therapy Didn’t Work for Me

When I was 16 years old, I had a metabolism that was to die for. I could eat anything I wanted, whenever I wanted to, and was always hungry, which led to developing an undesirable habit of snacking at 3 a.m. My parents saw the litter of dishes and snack wrappers in my room that I had been too lazy and tired to clean up before crashing back into bed and wrongfully concluded that I was closet bingeing. Coupled with my string bean frame, they were concerned enough to book an appointment with a th...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Personal, Treatment, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Eating Disorder, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Alliance, Bulimia, Iris, Binge Eating, Adolescence, Janet, Janet Janet


15 Simple Ways to Simplify Your Life

Simplifying one’s life can seem complicated. It can feel overwhelming, especially if you own a lot of stuff and your calendar is crammed with commitments. Where do you start? What the heck do you exactly do? What does simplifying even really look like? At its core, simplifying is making more time for the things that truly matter to us, said Rachel Jonat, who writes about simplicity and minimalism on her website The Minimalist Mom. “That means realigning how you spend your time, money, energy an...
Tags: Psychology, General, Organization, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, New Year's, Mental Health And Wellness, Murphy, Carver, Landis, Astor, Minimalism, Megan Murphy


Podcast #470: A Proven System for Building and Breaking Habits

It’s a new year and if you’re like millions of people around the world, you’re likely making goals to create some new habits or to break some bad ones. But if you’re also like millions of people around the world, your attempts at making and breaking habits will usually fail after just a few weeks of flailing effort, and you’ll probably think your lack of willpower is to blame. My guest today argues that it isn’t truly a lack of willpower that’s holding you back from your habit goals, it’s the...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Habits, Personal Development, Squarespace, James, Tim Ferriss, James Clear, Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Duhigg, A Man's Life, James James, James on Twitter James on Instagram Listen


RAD Tips for a Mindful Year

At the beginning of a new year, many of us start thinking about or have already planned several new year resolutions. These resolutions can be anything from exercising more, eating healthier, working less, more social time, or more time with loved ones. How have these resolutions worked out for you? What resolutions did you make at the beginning of 2018? Were you able to follow through with them? What did you learn about yourself while working toward accomplishing these resolutions? When we...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, New Year's, Personal Growth, Health-related, Success & Achievement, Life Change


Why You Can’t Slow Down

You know exactly what you need to do to slow down. You need to meditate. You need to sit on the couch, and catch a breather. You need to say no to additional assignments and commitments. You need to practice yoga, and take a few days off. But you can’t. In fact, you ramp up your workload instead. You hustle even harder. You pack your schedule even tighter. And, when you stop for a bit, if you actually stop for a bit, you wonder, Why? Why can’t I slow down? Why is resting so hard for me? For s...
Tags: Psychology, General, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Relaxation, Manhattan, Taylor, Mental Health And Wellness, Success & Achievement, Austin Texas, Busyness, Workaholic, Saidipour, Panthea Saidipour LCSW, Katrina Taylor


My Top 10 Tips to Start the New Year Right

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘It will be happier’…” – Alfred Lord Tennyson Welcome to 2019. It’s time to start the New Year right. All the procrastination , stuffing yourself, indulging to excess, staying up too late — that’s got to go. Replace those bad habits and pure laziness with healthier behaviors. Trust me. It’s not that difficult. I’ve done each of these tips myself and can attest to their effectiveness. So, if you want to jumpstart a patt...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Self-help, New Year's, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, New Year's Resolution, Life Changes, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Habit Change


Motivation Over Discipline

There’s a popular maxim in personal development circles that goes: “F**k motivation. It’s fickle and unreliable and isn’t worth your time. Better to cultivate discipline.” Everywhere you look these days, people are exalting the sentiment behind this mantra; they’re down on motivation and high on discipline. Your Instagram feed is probably full of “influencers” shouting at you to get disciplined. Discipline, discipline, discipline! We used to beat the discipline drum ourselves. In fact, we were...
Tags: Productivity, England, London, Life, Habits, Winston Churchill, Vox, Routines, Personal Development, Churchill, James Clear, Brett, Protestant, Jack London, Brian Resnick, Mission Viejo


5 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is here and you know what’s coming. Family members, friends and coworkers will ask, “What are your resolutions this year?” Usually it’s just an idle conversation starter. But sometimes they are seriously interested, which may mean to you that you need to get serious about making one. Or not. The very idea may make you annoyed, anxious or even depressed. Whatever your reaction, the questions do raise awareness of the yearly ritual. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to do something to ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Habits, Self-help, New Year's, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Success & Achievement, Life Change, Rumination, New Year's Resolution, Janus, Roman god Janus, Overthinking


Thrive in the New Year: How to Set Intentions Not Resolutions

Each new year we are encouraged by society to set New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a time that’s supposed to be filled with new hope of making things different in the coming year. However, if you’re like most people you aren’t a fan of setting New Year’s resolutions. In theory, it’s a good idea, but it leaves many people feeling like they’ve failed by the time February 1st rolls around. That’s why I’m going to encourage you to set intentions for 2019 instead of resolutions. What are New Year’s res...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Failure, Habits, Happiness, New Year's, Personal Growth, Holiday Coping, Health-related, Success & Achievement, New Year's Resolution, Life Changes


Make ham radio a habit

Every week, I get an email newsletter from Penguin Random House called Signature. Signature includes links to articles about books and writing. Being a writer, I clicked on the link to As I was reading the article, it occurred to me that the advice could also apply to amateur radio. So, with apologies to the author, Lorraine Berry, here are five things you can do to make ham radio a habit: To get on the air more, set up a time to do it. If you enjoy getting on the air, but never seem to be ab...
Tags: Habits, Radio, Penguin Random House, Just For Fun, Shack, Operating, Gear/Gadgets, Lorraine Berry, Signature Signature


25 Powerful Prompts to Help You Pick Your New Year’s Resolution

Often we pick resolutions that we think we should do. We should put ourselves on a diet and start going to the gym. We should do anything we can to lose weight. We should stop eating ______. We should get organized. We should have a capsule wardrobe. We should make more money. We should go for the promotion. We should read a book a week. We should be ________ or ________. And, not surprisingly, we don’t stick to these resolutions. Because who wants to follow some arbitrary goal? Who wants to fo...
Tags: Psychology, General, Writing, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Creativity, Creative writing, Journaling, Gillette, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping


Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Vital to Our Psyche

I know, I know, you might be coming across this post and you might be thinking to yourself, ‘Oh boy, here is yet another article about new year’s resolutions.” But instead of writing about various resolutions and how we can try to keep them as the new year progresses (I immediately think of the classic ones — eating well and upping the exercise and endorphins for the body-mind connection), I’m more interested in discussing why resolutions became such a streamlined thought in the the first ...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, New Years Resolutions, New Year's, Personal Growth, Holiday Coping, Coping, Life Changes


The Secret to Making Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

  Happy Holidays! Today’s podcast is a twist on the usual – no guest, just some important ideas from yours truly that may help…IF you want to make changes in your life. First, there’s a crazy stat — something like 80% of people fail to achieve their New Years resolutions – and most give up within the first 2 weeks of the year. Yet here we (all) are, back to reflecting on how the past year has gone and what we’d like to do different in the coming new year.  A virtuous endeavor for sure, but somet...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Habits, Reflection, New Years Resolution, Daily Habits, chasejarvisLIVE


James Clear: The Powerful Story Behind One Of The Best Books On Habits – Episode #121

It’s a bit presumptuous to claim a book is one of the best books on habits that exist. There are lots of great books on the subject out there, including Charles Duhigg’s seminal work, “The Power of Habit.” But Anthony is not shy about saying that his guest, James Clear has penned exactly that. James and Anthony share a common story: a debilitating brain injury that forced them to discover a new way of living. For James, his recovery took him to a new understanding of habits and the power of stac...
Tags: Habits, Sales, Tony Robbins, Usa Today, Anthony, James, Simon Sinek, James Clear, JamesClear, Skinner, Charles Duhigg, Edward Thorndike, Habit, In the Arena Podcast, Iannarino Facebook, Chris Sernel You


How Do I Assist My Son in Changing Habits to Get Work Done?

Through the time he finished high school, my son was considered to be very bright. We have never had to help him with school work, he was often the source of help to his friends in math, science and computers. His teachers loved the way he participated in class. He did well enough to get into a very elite school. At this elite school, expectations are high. Through 2 1/2 years he folds whenever faced with hard work and has had to repeat courses. He was even placed on academic probation for sever...
Tags: Habits, Parenting & Children, Financial Independence, Tough Love, Habit Change


Are Most of Our Problems Self-Created?

Are life’s difficulties the result of overwhelming external circumstances? Or are unpleasant situations self-created? A viewpoint that is popular in some spiritual and New Age communities is that we are responsible for whatever happens to us. When something goes awry, we’re invited to ask, “How did I create that?” Perhaps unfortunately, we are not as powerful as we might think. Five billion years from now, the sun will explode in a supernova, frying all life on earth. No one will be around to ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Friends, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Spirituality, Thich Nhat Hanh, Levine, Payne


You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Children sometimes have meltdowns when they don’t get what they want. Some adolescents can feel destitute when their wishes aren’t granted. When you feel confident about your plans and they don’t turn out the way you hoped, what is your response? As we run into bumps and storms in life, we may need to detour, delay, or completely cancel our plans. When we were young, we may have used words such as “It’s not fair,” and soon enough we found out this was true more often than not. Still, we prot...
Tags: Psychology, Failure, Habits, Happiness, Disappointment, Mindfulness, Self-help, Holiday Coping, Self-soothing, Coping Skills, Emotion Regulation, Jawaharlal Nehru Neff, Yourself New York


It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work with Jason Fried

With so much information, and gadgets and access and hustle and email and …and.. aren’t you overloaded at work!? It’s understandable and it’s a real problem. If this describes you or someone you love…you’ll LOVE this episode of the show. Enter: Jason Fried.  He’s the brilliant NYT best-selling author and co-founder of the software firm, Basecamp.  Since long before meeting Jason in person he’s always caught my eye as perhaps THE outspoken thinker / critic of the current status of work, our unhea...
Tags: Productivity, Business, Photography, Podcast, Interview, Habits, Work Life Balance, Communication, Author, Stress, Saying No, Scale, Jason, Growth, Hustle, Screen Time


How Cleaning Clutter Could Clear Your Mind

We are acquisitive beings. We collect items that show the world who we are and what we value. As I look around my home, I see books. Lots and lots of books. Nearly each room contains them. Clearly, they matter to me. I have more of them than any other item. I have read most of them cover to cover and some await perusal, for pleasure and work. My home is light and airy, colorfully and creatively decorated, kind of like its owner. Unlikely that anyone would call me a hoarder, unless they lived...
Tags: Psychology, Organization, Habits, Happiness, Personal, Relaxation, Philadelphia, Clutter, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, Memory And Perception, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Homestead Florida, KonMari Method, Princeton University Neuroscience Institute


Use the 10/10/10 Rule Before Making a Decision 

What’s your favorite mental hack? How do you trick your dumb human brain into doing its job right? Hacker News, a forum for people too nerdy for Reddit, traded their favorite tricks in a thread started by simonswords82. Here are the best.Read more...
Tags: Mind Hacks, Productivity, Habits, Mood, Reddit, Lifehacks, Bad Habits, Hacker News, To Do Lists, Good Thread


How Empathic People Can Set Effective, Loving Boundaries

You’re a highly empathic person. You fully and intently listen to others. You tend to focus on others’ emotions, often feeling them more so than your own. In fact, it’s like you feel someone else’s pain deep inside your bones. It’s that visceral. And you frequently find yourself utterly exhausted because tending to others comes more naturally to you than tending to yourself, according to Joy Malek, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in working with people who are intuitive, empathic...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Habits, Stress, Empathy, Self-help, Self-esteem, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Joy Malek, Malek, Highly Sensitive Person, Personal Boundaries


How to Get Into the Habit of Doing Yoga at Home

I’m a casual yoga-er, but when I meet people who are serious about yoga, they’re always talking about their “practice.” Basically, if you’re really into it, you don’t need to wait for a convenient class or a new episode from your favorite YouTube yoga channel. You work on what you want, where you want, on your own…Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Habits, Challenge, Yoga, Exercise, Practice, Lifehacks


4 Steps to Take Better Breaks That Will Make You More Productive

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jeffrey Davis. Many of us get caught in a productivity paradox. On one hand, we wish for that proverbial extra hour in a day that allegedly would let us accomplish everything on our to-do list. On the other hand, if we do actually take time off for ourselves — especially during a work day — we don’t really know how to break well. Hello, checking Instagram hearts. What if we could free ourselves from that paradox by not only working well but also breaking ...
Tags: Productivity, Facebook, Habits, Creativity, Time Management, Lifehacks, Enso, Jeffrey Davis, Howard Gardner, Energetically Observe


The Secret to Practicing Truly Nourishing Self-Care

There are myriad ways to practice self-care. Meditating. Stretching. Reading. Running. Getting a massage. Taking a long, hot bath. Taking a walk. Going to your favorite restaurant. Dancing. Deep breathing. Writing. Taking a break. Taking a trip. But, at its core, the secret to practicing truly nourishing, supportive self-care is to know yourself. As psychotherapist Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC, said, “self-care can look very different depending on the temperament and needs of the person.” Brunner...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Relaxation, Thorn, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Self Care, Austin Texas, Cain, Susan Cain, Brunner, Down Time