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How To Choose Good Habits

  • Envision your ideal end result. What are you going to achieve?
  • Write it down. It will serve as a powerful motivation, especially if you include why you want it.
  • Create a detailed vision you're compelled to chase.
  • Research people who have reached your goals.

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Good Habits For Health and Fitness
  • Regular Aerobic Exercise: Great for both your physical and mental health. Increases the production of dopamine and boosts creativity.
  • Preparing Your Own Meals. It’ll take some getting used to, but it’s a habit that’ll boost your health, wealth and productivity. 
Good Habits For Finance and Wealth
  • Create a Household Budget: the best habit to help you save money. A household budget helps to encourage frugality and discourage impulse spending. You’ll feel more motivated to engage in other good financial habits once you’ve got this in place.
  • Financial Audits. This involves frequent checks as to whether you’re spending your money as wisely as possible.
Good Habits For Productivity
  • Waking Up Early: Your productivity levels will be boosted by the lack of distractions at this time. It gives you a headstart on the day, creating a sense of added control in your life.
  • Meditation: You’ll train your mind to remain focused and not to wander into daydreams. Meditation has also been known to help improve sleep quality and decrease stress.
  • Cue — The scenario that triggers the desire to engage in the habit. It’s usually a time of day, a set of surroundings, a specific emotion or a set of ritualized behaviors
  • Routine — The action itself
  • Reward — The reason you feel good having engaged in the habit. This is usually the satisfaction of a specific craving.
Identifying the cue and the reward you’re craving is key to eliminating bad habits.
More often than not, you can quit bad habits by adding a little “friction”.
With this information, you can replace any bad habit with a healthier one that offers the same reward.

The development of most good habits involves cutting and replacing bad ones.

  • Losing weight involves cutting out snacking
  • Productivity involves cutting procrastination and focusing on Deep Work
  • Financial prosperity involves cutting your impulse spending

Set achievable goals and build them.

Small wins make you feel good about setting targets, highlight your progression and prove that success is possible. Without these stepping stones, it’s easy to get disheartened and give up.

Long-term goals are your most powerful motivators. If your ‘why’ is strong enough, you’ll find your ‘how’.

Create a vision board. Make affirmations. Put it on your phone’s lock screen. Whatever it takes.

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s much easier and it’s much more reliable to start habits that are small and get them firmly rooted in the ground by feeling success

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Conventional wisdom states that strong habits improve our productivity. Daily habits done in an autopilot mode are not the only route to peak performance.

While our habits help us stick to good behaviour by automatic decision making. That’s not to say that your habit streak should never be broken, even if the reason is substantially good.

Our habits can do with a certain flexibility, and consistent behaviour, even after the goal is accomplished.

Don't allow e-mail to be a constant interruption:

  • Check your e-mail on a schedule (set specific time slots in a day for that).
  • Prioritize messages by senders.
  • Set up an autoresponder that lets senders know when you’ll be checking their e-mail again.