Self-help

5 Reasons To Set A Morning Routine

If your endeavour is to be sharper and more successful at what you do, start with giving yourself 30 mins every morning.Those 30 minutes will go a …

Productivity

9 Daily Habits Everyone Should Establish

What are the best habits that can change your life? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Anita Sanz, Psychologist, on Quora:<p>As a psychologist, I’ve given this a lot of thought, because no …

Self-improvement

7 secrets that will make you build good habits

Building good habits can be hard. Real hard. Nearly half of dieters give up within a week.<p>Forty percent of dieters quit within one week and more than …

Self-improvement

This Celebrity Trainer's Accountability Buddy Challenge Will Inspire Your Fall Fitness Goals

When he's not working with A-lister clients like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Shay Mitchell, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak is known for keeping …

Fitness

Former Navy SEAL sniper reveals how staying focused is the key to success

Brandon Webb, former Navy SEAL and author of "Total Focus" explains why excellence matters. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>BRANDON WEBB: <i>Hi, I’m Brandon Webb, former Navy SEAL, CEO of the Hurricane Group, and author of “Total Focus: How to Make Better Decisions Under Pressure.”</i><p><i>I see the</i> …

Military

Songs We Love: Chela, 'Bad Habit'

Chela is a punk. As teenager in Melbourne, Australia, Chelsea Wheatley (as her mama calls her) did what anyone else with a couple of friends and a cheap bass does all over the world: she started a three-chord punk band. It's not only formative, but crucial, in expressing everything you possibly can …

Music

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

Procrastination

7 Habits Your Tots Need to Break and How to Help Them Do It

As adorable as kids are, they have some less-than-attractive habits. They say whatever pops into their head, no matter how inappropriate. They bite …

Self-improvement

Want to Become Luckier? Here's What You Need to Do, According to Research

The good news is that luck is well within your control.<p>Conventional wisdom states that luck is a matter of chance, similar to rolling a pair of dice. Maybe someone you know seems to snatch up the best job opportunities, your friend stumbled upon a great idea, or an acquaintance manages maintain a …

Self-improvement

According to Science, When Motivation Fails You, Self-Control Will Get You Through

When low motivation threatens your mission, self-control gets you there.<p>If you could only choose one, motivation or discipline, what would it be?<p>Motivation is going to let you down," says retired Navy Seal Jocko Willink, "Discipline will stay by your side."<p>Retired Navy Seals like Willink lead …

Self-improvement

The stoic knows: 4 rituals that will make you well-liked

Do you want to have better relationships? Well, you should definitely take some advice from… the Stoics.<p>I know, it sounds weird. Most people think of …

Cognition

7 Steps to Developing the Habits of Success

Use this simple, proven methodology to develop the habits you want to incorporate into your personality.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i>Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>How long does it take to develop a new habit? The time …

Happiness

Your Expertise is Killing Your Creativity. Here's The Habit-Forming Trick to Fix It

Think you have the right habits to achieve your goals? They might be killing your success, instead.<p>Life coaches and business leaders from Tony Robbins to Steve Jobs have all extolled the importance of positive habits for achieving your wildest dreams. We all know how important it is to form the …

Self-improvement

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

Happiness

How to Mind Trick Yourself Into Becoming a "Gym Person"

Chocolate—the key to working out, says <i>NY Times</i> journalist Charles Duhigg. While I’m apt to reply, yes, chocolate is the key to most everything, …

Fitness

How Rituals Alter the Brain to Help Us Perform Better

Rafael Nadal, considered one of the best tennis players of all time, is known for his many zany rituals. For example, he always has two drinks with …

The Brain

The simple thing that makes the happiest people in the world so happy

Research has found about 9 zillion things you can do to increase happiness.<p>Of course, you’re probably not doing any of them. To be fair, most people …

Happiness

8 Habits You Need To Break If You Want To Lose 5 Pounds

You don't have to dramatically alter your life.<p>You’ve been eating your whole life, so it makes sense that you’d form some habits along the way. Maybe you can’t have a banana without peanut butter, or always eat lunch on the later side. Whatever it is, it’s normal to have some food routines.<p>But …

Weight Loss

You’ll Be Shocked at How Therapeutic Journaling Can Heal You

<i>This is a guest post from therapeutic journaling expert and author, Mari L. McCarthy.</i><p>Did you know that handwriting therapeutically in a journal can …

Writing

6 Bad Habits You Can Quit With The Pavlok Wristband

<i>The handy device that'll give you the mental boost you need to dump your vices.</i><p>We've all got our bad habits, whether you're digging through the …

Self-improvement

Forming New Habits: Train to be an Amateur, Not an Expert

Today’s top selling books are about how to acquire world-class skill. Daniel Coyle’s, The Talent Code looks at how deliberate practice is required to …

Self-improvement

10 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Day

What habits, tactics and routines do the most successful people use to achieve their earth-shaking accomplishments?<p>One guy wanted to know. So he …

Self-improvement

Stop your bad habits with this shock-inducing wristband (yes, really)

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>So, we've never met, but we'll still go out on a limb and guess that you've probably got a bad habit or two. Something you do a bit too often, and wish you could quit. (Uncanny, right?)<p>Well, now …

5 Daily Habits That Will Transform Your Life (And How To Adopt Them)

You're reading 5 Daily Habits That Will Transform Your Life (And How To Adopt Them), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Happiness

The Secret To Creating New Habits That Stick Is The Three "R's"

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Business School

How to Get Everything You Want in Life...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. It has one singular goal. It remains focused. This focus was a habit it developed in the face of fear. The fear of living its home and other family of stamps, but it knows that in order to get what you want out of life, you must push through in order to create the life …

Self-improvement

Our 10-week healthy habit plan

If you're looking to establish fresh goals and healthy habits, our guide will help you get there.<p>When the calendar flips to September, I always think …

Self-improvement

4 Ways To Rejection-Proof Yourself

<i>By Terri Trespicio</i><p>Rejections hurts—literally. Research shows an overlap in how our brains respond to rejection and physical pain. Why? Humans have a fundamental need to belong. “We have evolved to be part of a group, part of a tribe,” says psychologist Ben Michaelis, PhD, creator of One Minute …

Self-improvement

5 Habits You Can Start Right Away to Build Unwavering Self-Discipline

Get rid of all distractions that stand in your way.<p><i>What are some good ways to build strong self-discipline? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic , Productivity hacker,</b> …

Self-improvement

3 Ways To Make New Habits Stick

If you’ve ever made a New Year’s resolution to hit the gym more regularly, ditch the carbs or stick to a budget, you know how hard old habits are to break. We start off with the best of intentions, but as the days and weeks tick by, our willpower wanes and our discipline dwindles until, inevitably, …

Self-improvement