A habit isn't bad or good on its own. Positive habits are an absolute must for success in your health, finances...basically everything. But negative habits, or bad habits, can combat your positive habits. In fact, eliminating negative habits can be much more effective than starting new positive habits and often, it's easier to break a bad habit than it is to stick with … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Quick-Guide to Breaking Bad Habits in 4 Steps
I wrote an article for LifeHack that got over 50k shares. Of course with that kind of popularity the naysayers will come out of the woodwork. Some of the initial comments were things like "great article!" and "loved this!". Then I got a "this article made me want to vomit". I'm not totally sure, but I'm assuming she wasn't going to vomit our of excitement for how much liked … [Read more...] about The Myth of a “Good Excuse”
Do you have "your" chair? Your favorite spot? A recliner, a rocking chair...the porcelain throne... I realized that I was spending hours each month sitting in my favorite chair and using my time doing practically nothing. So what did I do? I literally just moved the current book I was reading from the end table across the room to the shelf right beside my favorite … [Read more...] about How Ten Feet Helped Me Read 5 More Books Last Month
When my wife and I first got married, I was lazy...I mean really lazy. It wasn't just that I didn't wash dishes or do laundry...I didn't even take my dishes to the kitchen and my laundry piled up on my floor. It wasn't that I was busy, I was just lazy. You know the drill: TV, video games, internet, repeat. Now, I work full time for the military, run 15 miles per week, … [Read more...] about How to Stop Being Lazy – Instill Self Discipline and Run Your Own Life
Every time I read about creating new habits, the term "daily habits" always pops up. You've probably heard it before... "You must do this habit every day to make it stick." "Your new habit should be a daily practice." I always had the question: "Does that really mean every single day?" Even weekends and holidays? I've finally figured out the best way to approach … [Read more...] about Do You Really Have to Practice New Habits Every Day for Them to Stick?