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What It Takes to Form a Good Habit

What It Takes to Form a Good Habit
I think "accountability buddy" really misses the point. There is satisfaction and joy in accomplishing the task, but that's where accountability buddy is a misnomer. All habits of any sort will trip, falter, fail, etc. It's all about getting back in the game. We are humans and we love to connect and share experiences with - even introverts have a means by which they connect and share. By far, the most important aspect of developing any habit is the actual doing of the habit. [From years of experience as fitness center owner/operator]

Use the One-A-Month Technique to Adopt Habits that Stick A month can be helpful because it gives you a week to troubleshoot the concept and implementation. If it turns out an idea doesn't make sense, or fit you, you can adapt to something that works better. Assuming you plan to think over the results once every couple of days, you have time to try three versions of the resolution before you settle into one that fits you. For instance, a couple of days into your water habit, you think back on the results and aren't thrilled. You know it's just not appealing to you, you're not thirsty, and you're starting to lose interest in this resolution.

The Easiest Way to Overcome a Bad Habit Do you have a bad habit you’d like to overcome? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people want to quit smoking, stop eating junk food, or give up their sedentary lifestyle. Photo courtesy of © But attacking the problem head-on may not be the answer. If you are just getting started with Evernote, I suggest that you buy Brett Kelly’s remarkably practical e-book, Evernote Essentials, Second Edition. The pin oak tree (quercus palustris for you budding dendrologists) provides a fitting metaphor. You could, of course, remove these leaves by hand. Bad habits are similar. For example, you could focus on: You get the idea. The main point is to focus on building a good habit rather than eliminating a bad one. Question: What good habits do you need to start building?

Five Things You Should Make Time For This Year Reading... Honestly this one is easy by getting an audible account and use the downtime in your commute to read with your ears. I find I can get far more books in by using adible than trying to shoehorn in an hour here and there for eyeball reading time. Your passion project: Fancy word for "hobby" Problem is most people have 5-8 hobbies instead of focusing on 1-3 of them. I used to rebuild classic rare motorcycles, build Hotrods, Dabble in Engineering electronics, game programming ,etc.... My passion is cars and bikes, not a specific car or bike. My wife still does not like the every other Saturday when I refuse to answer any calls and Metallica blares from the garage for 8 hours. How to Break Bad Habits You trivialize habits like nail biting. At 41years old, I've bitten my nails all my life. Is it still just a simple bad habit, or is it pretty key to who I've become as a person? What does it mean to remove something from your life that's been there, good or bad, for as long as you can remember? Most times at this point when I try to stop, I find myself saying that I can't possibly stop, it's simply who I am. Trying a trick that makes me stop would be like suddenly deciding to write with my left hand - it never changes the fact that I am right handed, and will eventually stop with the tricks and go back to writing the way I do. Having said that, I once stopped (recently, even) for 2 weeks. What was the trick that got me my best success?

Top 100 Motivational Blog Posts of All Time Top 100 Motivational Blog Posts of All Time Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 2:41am by Site Administrator The new year ushers in loads of resolutions and good intentions, many of which don’t make it past the first few weeks of January. Staying motivated enough to find a better job, lose ten pounds, or create a solid personal budget are tough when we’re already battling hectic lives. To help you find the inspiration you need to stay focused all year long, check out this list of 100 motivational blog posts. Our Favorites This first list includes some of our favorite posts about staying motivated, from discovering strength and inspiration where you least expected it to learning how to organize your entire life. 1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward: Learn how to stay positive with this simple mantra, even when you’re experiencing setbacks.Stay Motivated When You Don’t Like It: The problem with motivation is that sometimes you’d just rather give up. GTD Posts Fitness Health Spiritual Career-Oriented

How To Create Habits That Stick Habits are the essence of our personality. Everything we do, from which foot we use to get out of bed, to how we greet our coworkers is just a habit that we have. However, habits are not just limited to the way we perform a particular task, they also include how we react to events and eventually make decisions. Changing a habit is easy, you simply have to do something in a different way than usual. How many times have you said “From tomorrow I’m going to change that!” Fortunately, there’s a simple way to solve that problem and create habits that stick. I have managed to go through various habit changes in the past few years, some of them I’ve also documented here on this bog. Change one habit at a time. If you follow these tips, it will be easier to create habits that stick. Habits that you can implement If you already know what you want to change, go for it, but if you are looking for some inspiration, the following is a list of habits that you can try. Become an early riser. Conclusion

Your Best Advice for the New Year @jupigare: To add a little fat (which does provides vital storage for fat soluable nutrients), eat a large meal late in the day. To add muscle, have a moderate amount of carb and protein before working out, and a good amount promptly afterwards. Make sure you're weight training well, if you're using too little resistance, you won't gain any muscle. To avoid undoing your work: Keep your cardio to a healthy minimum for the moment, such as 20 minutes twice a week. Last, keep in mind that you're getting some exercise accidentally during the day, and it's probably not muscle burning. (Try a trainer or a workout buddy if you're not getting the results you want. how to develop good habits | brip blap A woman walked up to a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. “I couldn’t help noticing how happy you look,” she said. “What’s your secret for a long happy life?” “I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day,” he said. “I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, and never exercise.” “That’s amazing,” the woman said. For the sake of argument, let’s say that habits fall into two general categories: good habits and bad habits. But let’s stick with good habits and bad habits, because most people can tell the difference and don’t need more distinction than that. habits you should break - debt, looking down on things, negativismhabits you should take - wake up early, play outside, etc from when you were a kidhabits you should make - positivity, frugality, love We’ll call that break, take and make. Break In a sense, it is often a lot easier to identify a negative habit than a positive one. Stop. Here are the first steps to doing this: Make If you have seen The Secret

新人入手Android手機,我的好友們推薦給我哪些應用程式? 新人是誰?是的,就是我^^ 話說在身邊許多好友不斷催眠我:「身為一個專門寫資訊部落格的站長,怎麼可以沒有一台iPhone或Android呢?」於是禁不住大家熱情推薦(其實是自己想買很久了),終於,我也買了第一台真正具備行動上網功能的智慧型手機,而我選擇的是Android系統。 至於我選哪一台硬體,這個我覺得倒不是重點(也避免廣告嫌疑),軟體內容才是關鍵,而看得出來我用哪一台的朋友就自然知道囉^^ 話說新機昨天才入手,幾乎沒有什麼時間試用,不過因為在Facebook上炫耀了一下自己的新手機,於是擁有Android手機的好友們紛紛跟我道賀敗家成功之餘(??) 所以呢,這篇電腦玩物史上第一則Android手機文章,就來借花獻佛,列舉一下到底我的朋友都跟我推薦了哪些必裝軟體? 另外,這裡也邀請各位電腦玩物讀者,如果已經是Android用戶,那麼歡迎留言推薦你喜歡的應用程式給我,教教我這個新手囉! 附註:以下軟體皆可直接在Android Market中搜尋軟體名稱,就能下載安裝,也全部都是免費的。 01.軟體名稱:「JuiceDefender」 軟體功能:自動節電。 話說第一天帶著Android手機上班,什麼都還沒嘗試,結果剛好有事去找Mr.Jamie,他看到我的手機劈頭就問我說:「裝了JuiceDefender了沒?」 於是Jamie一把將我的手機搶去,幾個輕鬆點擊後就跟我說:「幫你裝好了!!」 這個果汁防衛者是用來幹嘛的呢? 另外它也很好設定,基本上就是不用設定,依照預設值開啟就會有效果了。 02.軟體名稱:「Plurka」 軟體功能:玩噗浪。 接著我又跑到噗浪上昭告天下說自己買了新的Android手機,於是噗友們除了又繼續恭喜敗家外(><),也推薦我兩款比內建更好的噗浪應用程式。 一款是「PlurQ」,一款是「Plurka」。 後來我自己選擇繼續用Plurka,它操作比較流暢,切換不同類別資訊時比較順手,發噗、回噗、上傳照片、增加表情符號的操作也都很快很好用。 03.軟體名稱:「App Manager」 軟體功能:批次移除、備份已安裝應用程式 後來可能因為我太招搖過市,連咱們資訊部落格界的前輩阿榮兄也得知我買了Android新手機,於是除了落下一句:「終於敗下去啦! 也大力推薦我說;「愛玩軟體的,第一個就要安裝AppManager!!」 喔喔! 哇勒,我這不是睜眼說瞎話嗎? 嗯,應該不用說這是幹嘛了吧? 小結:

The importance of enjoying the habit Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter. I’ve written a lot about habits — it’s in the title, after all — and after all these years, and after all the questions that people have asked about forming habits, there’s one thing that seems more important than anything else. It’s simply this: enjoy the habit. That might seem obvious to some of you, but you’d be surprised how many people try to force themselves to do things they don’t enjoy. And here’s the thing: if you try to make a habit of something you don’t like doing, you’re almost sure to fail. But look at the opposite scenario — you do something you love doing. I’ve done dozens of experiments in creating habits in my own life, and I’ve helped hundreds if not thousands of others form habits, and it’s a common theme — when the person doesn’t enjoy the new habit, it fails, and when they do, it has a high degree of success. The things we don’t like I’ll acknowledge there are times we have to do things we don’t like. 1. Or: 2.