7 Little Habits That Can Change Your Life, and How to Form Them : zen habits
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How to Develop Habits
attributed to Aristotle
Develop Positive Thinking
Start by becoming more aware of your negative self-talk: do a little tally sheet throughout the day, marking a tally each time you notice a negative thought. Soon you’ll recognize them, and you can squash them.
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Focus on one goal
This is the most powerful way of achieving your goals.
When you try to take on many goals at once, you’re spreading thin your focus and energy — the two critical components for achieving a goal.
Eliminate the non-essential
The essential relates to the things that are most important to you from your life.
Find them and then eliminate everything else. This simplifies things and leaves you with the space to focus on the essential.
The best routines come at the start and end of the day because they give a great start and finish to your day.
Develop a routine for when you awake, for when you start working, for when you finish and leave work, and for your evening.
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Creating new habits that stick is easier if we make use of our current routines, instead of trying to fight them.
Use "if-then planning": choose a regular part of your schedule and then build another “link in the chain” by adding a new habit. For example: "If it is lunch time, then I will only eat meat and vegetables.”
Making repeated choices depletes our mental energy, even if these choices are mundane and pleasant.
If you want to maintain long term discipline, aim for fewer decisions during the day: identify the aspects of your life that you consider mundane and then ‘routinize’ those aspects as much as possible.
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