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The Best Way to Change Your Habits? Control Your Environment

The Best Way to Change Your Habits? Control Your Environment | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
There’s just one way to radically change your behavior: radically change your environment. —Dr. B.J. Fogg, Director of Stanford Persuasive Lab Most of us would like to think that our habits follow our intentions. The truth is that one of the mind’s chief functions is to spot and utilize patterns as shortcuts, in order to
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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 17, 2014 11:44 AM

Some very good advice for those of us who feel pulled in too many directions at once.

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You Will Absolutely Love This 20-Minute, Life-Improving Daily Habit

You Will Absolutely Love This 20-Minute, Life-Improving Daily Habit | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You could spend hours reading advice on how to improve your diet or become more organized. But maybe you'd be better off using that time to take a nap in the afternoon.
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Angie Mc's curator insight, April 2, 2014 11:38 PM

Nap!

donhornsby's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:34 AM

One of my recent life changes is a focus on getting enough sleep. In the past, I have tended to be one who would burn the candle at both ends. 

 

This is an interesting idea....

 

(Quote): Of all the advice you get about how to improve your life, does this sound like the one thing you'd be very happy to add to your daily routine?

Heidi Babcock's curator insight, April 3, 2014 11:12 AM

Yes, It's becoming a theme with me...

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Forming Healthy Habits: 3 Tiny Choices That Create Huge Change

Forming Healthy Habits: 3 Tiny Choices That Create Huge Change | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Each moment, you have an opportunity to make a choice. You can choose old harmful habits, or you can treat your body the way it deserves to be treated.
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LouAnn Zeegers Good's curator insight, February 11, 2014 1:34 PM

“It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Proverb

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11 Ways To Become an Early Riser Like Most Successful People Do

11 Ways To Become an Early Riser Like Most Successful People Do | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
So you’ve noticed all of those happy and productive early risers who always seem to be on top of things. You probably hate them a little–they’re just so damn productive!
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Lindsay Ahmann's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:13 PM

I really liked this article because it gives very insightful tips on how to wake up and be motivated for the rest of the day, instead of just being in a bad mood. I have even experienced for myself in the past few months and these tricks really do work! I go to the gym every morning at 5 before school and it completely changes my mood and energy level for the day.

Mandie Holgate's curator insight, January 18, 2014 9:05 AM

Only this morning I pointed out some of the most successful business women I know were up early!

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7 Highly Effective Tech Habits

7 Highly Effective Tech Habits | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Over the past two decades I've seen consumer electronics devices infiltrate almost every aspect of our lives.  They've changed the way we work, interact with others, record precious moments, and even get up in the morning.
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9 Beliefs of Highly Ineffective People

9 Beliefs of Highly Ineffective People | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

 

It is nearly impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose a life of tedious grief after becoming fully enlightened to the fact that ineffectiveness is a choice.  It is the direct outcome of unproductive beliefs and behaviors.

So here’s a quick reminder – nine things to stop believing:

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In a recurring theme on habits that can hold a person back it's not hard to see trends. In this article there are clear items to work on. Take a step towards improving your own effectiveness.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 4, 2013 9:01 AM

(From the article): To be happy is to truly live.  Every day you put off your life makes you less capable of living it to the fullest.

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6 Habits of Remarkably Likeable People

6 Habits of Remarkably Likeable People | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire room full of people smile.
Barb Jemmott's insight:

This short list gives each of us an opportunity to learn something new or remind us of the skills we use when we interact with people. 

 

Each item helps you to get your message across the way you intended. 

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6 Smart Habits for Effective Morning Routines

6 Smart Habits for Effective Morning Routines | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Is it common practice for you to hit the snooze button on your alarm? Maybe twice? Or even three times? You’re not alone. For many, waking up is the worst part of the day. You just want to keep sleeping, but reality is banging loudly at your door.
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5 Daily Habits That Will Make You A More Positive and Happy Person

5 Daily Habits That Will Make You A More Positive and Happy Person | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
When was the last time someone said that you were too positive? Never. The reason is that we can’t be.
The key to success in anyone’s life is how happy we are.
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8 Daily Habits that Will Make You Stronger

8 Daily Habits that Will Make You Stronger | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

These small changes in your daily routine will make a major difference in your life by helping you grow stronger and more capable in the long-run:

 
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The Highest Leverage Activities That Are Best for Ensuring That You Have a Good Life

The Highest Leverage Activities That Are Best for Ensuring That You Have a Good Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
There must be a way to optimize what activities we perform that have the highest impact on our lives in a positive way.
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This article from Life Hack lists 5 activities as having great impact on life:

Reading

Exercise

Investing in relationships

Sleep

Mindfullness/Conversation

 

After reading the article, can you identify which of these activities is the most difficult for you to carry out?

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9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier

9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
These minor changes in your daily routine will make a major difference in your life and career.
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Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me

Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

”Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough.” Confucius


“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle


One of my biggest problems used to be that I thought too much. I overthought any little problem until it became a bigger and scarier thing in my mind. I overthought positive things until they didn’t seem to be that positive anymore. I overanalyzed and deconstructed things until the happiness that comes from just being in a moment and enjoying it fell apart.


This locked me into analysis paralysis. Little action was taken. Opportunities were rarely used. Life stood still and felt confining. And when I took action I tended to overanalyze things. That lead to more nervousness, second-guessing and me performing worse when I was doing whatever I was doing.


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