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Sticking to a Habit: The Definitive Guide

By Leo Babauta
The hardest thing for most people, when it comes to building habits, is sticking to it long enough for it to become ingrained.
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Sea-change or seachange is a poetic or informal term meaning a gradual transformation in which the form is retained but the substance is replaced. Seachange is also defined as acting upon a desire to pursue a lifestyle that focuses on improved quality of life.

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Leo Babauta teaches us how to set a goal to eliminate one habit at a time then take small steps towards achieving it.  Watch your thoughts, stay the course,  be accountable and you will develop habit changing skills that will become ingrained.

 

 

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Randy Bauer's curator insight, September 14, 2013 6:44 PM

Somethimes you just have to take the bull by the horns. Take a look at the deeper meaning of what you desire. What is the long-term benefit and how does that outweigh the short-term satisfaction.

You relate this to your well-being and pursuits of athletic performance:

1. Sleep- sticking to your work week bedtime within an hour on the weekend.

2. Nutrition- what do your refrig stocked with healthy foods. This helps in having an environment set to support your positive habits. If you are going to have that special treat, make it a reward for your postive habits.

 

These are just a few positive rituals, or habits that can help when pursuing a fitness or athletic performance goal.

 

http://rbauerpt.blogspot.com/2013/01/keys-to-success-athlete-performance.html

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A great scoop on positive habits, or rituals for our well-being.
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Do our habits really make us happy and healthy? | Learning Mind

Do our habits really make us happy and healthy? | Learning Mind | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

We have a lot of habits, except for one – getting out of habits. But we should learn to forget, let go, quit and abandon everything if necessary. Despite it is much more difficult than continue behaving as we are used to, without this habit we are likely to live our life whining on a nail. What do I mean? Read this parable about the whining dog.

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How the brain controls our habits

How the brain controls our habits | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

 

Habits are behaviors wired so deeply in our brains that we perform them automatically. This allows you to follow the same route to work every day without thinking about it, liberating your brain to ponder other things, such as what to make for dinner.

 

However, the brain's executive command center does not completely relinquish control of habitual behavior.


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9 habits that may do more harm than good

9 habits that may do more harm than good | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
Discover which 'healthy' actions might be having a negative impact on your body.

 

Oftentimes the very choices we make to benefit our health can be the same ones that hurt us in the long run. Read on to learn which unexpected habits — like brushing your teeth after every meal or slipping into a pair of comfortable sandals — might be causing you harm.

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