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Habit Strategy Contrast

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Habit Strategy Contrast

Story Jamie stepped off the scale, “172 again?  That’s it.  I’m done.”  In that moment Jamie closed the books on another attempt at weight loss.  It was February 1st, exactly one month after Jamie started a strict diet and hour-long cardio classes four days per week.  Every other year for the last ten years Jamie tried a new…

Sleep – Habit

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Sleep – Habit

If you want to read the story on how I went from a “night person” to an early morning amateur, check out this post.     Introduction  Sleeping is a short death that creates your quality of life.  Maybe you’re a glutton who loves sleep.  Maybe you’re a  workaholic who hates shutting down.  Most likely you’re…

Start Journaling – Habit

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Start Journaling – Habit

Keep a notebook.  Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter. And lead pencil markings endure longer than memory. – Jack London     Are you primed for success? Are you maximizing your effectiveness and learning each day?   Do you need to…

Walk More – Habit

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Walk More – Habit

Walking is man’s best medicine. Hippocrates       Read part 1 for the story behind why I started walking more.   Walk more to jumpstart your journey towards improved health. Walking is a low impact way to exercise without triggering massive hunger cravings that often counteract the benefits of training.  If you’re already exercising…

Become Your ‘Best Self’ – Habit

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Become Your ‘Best Self’ – Habit

  Every day there’s a moment when you are completely free of your past and you could be anyone you want to be.  When is that moment?     As your eyes open in the morning with your mind groggy and body stiff, your memory hasn’t quite loaded yet.  You wouldn’t notice this moment as…

Eat More Veg – Habit

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Eat More Veg  – Habit

Vegetables pack more nutritional density per gram than any other food group.  By increasing your ratio of vegetables to grains and starches you’ll not only reduce blood sugar swings as described in my story, but you’ll get all the benefits of better nutrition like reducing the risk of disease and obesity and increase your energy…

Read More Deeply – Habit

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Read More Deeply – Habit

If you haven’t read part 1 of this post, check out this link for more context and Step 1 of this process for how to examine your information sources.   Step 2 – Use Filter Questions to Save Time and Your Brain  Our brains are wasted by constant mindless reading.  Do you ever feel like you’re in…

Examine Your Information Sources – Habit

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Examine Your Information Sources – Habit

A man is but a product of his thoughts.  What he thinks he becomes. – Gandhi   Your destiny lurks hidden right in front of your eyes.  Your interactions directly with people or indirectly through your information sources guide your future.  You can predict how you will change whether you’re actively planning it or passively…

The J-Curve of Habit Change

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The J-Curve of Habit Change

Why every year do we set New Year’s resolutions with the vigor of a high school student on a first date and weeks later sit defeated like a boxer stuck on his stool?   Why?   We take on too much too soon.   We plan big and fail hard.   As Charles Duhigg described…

Meditation – Habit

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Meditation – Habit

All of man’s difficulties are caused by his inability to sit, quietly, in a room by himself. – Blaise Pascal   If you want to read the story of my first meditation retreat, start here. Preparation Choose a time to meditate each day.  Meditating after waking up is easiest for most people. Find a quiet place…

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