Adaptation Techniques Archives - 52 Weeks of Habits52 Weeks of Habits

I mentioned in the last post how tracking our health and productivity gives us a greater insight into how those are changing day to day and how different things we’re doing might be affecting them. The more data that we have on how parts of our lives that we want to control are changing, the easier it […]

 

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Snapchat diet

Personal trainers are great for two reasons: They give you specialized diet/exercise advice They make you feel more obligated to go to the gym and work out They usually bill themselves as the first benefit, but I think the second benefit is the more important one. For anyone who has a hard time getting to the gym, […]

 

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Binge to increase willpower

Last Saturday I ate no less than 8,000 calories; many of them from soft serve, funnel cake, and breakfast pastries. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of Tim Ferriss’s books, and I’ve been following the diet from The 4-Hour Body for a little while now. What’s great about the diet is that an integral part of […]

 

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Bragging intelligently

Done smartly, telling people about the new habit you’re working on can be great motivation to keep going. In my post on Making Exercise a Habit I talked about the reinforcement technique of bragging intelligently, and that technique can be used to reinforce a great number of habits. First, What Not to Do There’s an important distinction […]

 

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make change easy

The biggest mistakes anyone can make in trying to change their habits is thinking that they can: Change entirely overnight Make the change in one huge leap Do the habit once and be “changed” For any significant change you attempt to make in your life, you’re going to have to find a way to make it easy […]

 

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