How to Start a New Habit (and Why Setting Goals Doesn’t Work)

We all want to establish good habits, and break bad ones. But most of us approach the process all wrong. Luckily, James Clear, author of Atomic Habits has some tactics to make sure those new habits stick.

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How to Change Your Personality

We’ve all heard that people don’t really change. Your mom will always be close-minded; your ex will always be selfish; and you’ll always be a tiny bit neurotic.

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How I Use Rock Climbing to Practice Getting Over My Fear of Failure

Rock climbing is one hell of a strength-building workout. Not just for your upper body, but for everything. I recently joined a rock climbing gym in Los Angeles, paying $79 each month for something I actually love to hate. And yet I keep going because, in addition to training my body, I am really training to get over…

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Four Tips to Stop Snacking Endlessly When You Work From Home

When your daily commute is 20 steps between your bedroom and home office, the biggest threats to your weight and health are lack of movement and the temptations of a fully-stocked kitchen and fridge. Here are tips to nip those Pac-Man-like habits in the bud when you don’t even need to leave the house.

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No More! Helps You Ditch Bad Habits

We all have bad habits, whether it’s smoking or biting your nails or buying crap you don’t need. Some habits are harder to break than others, of course, and while this app won’t do the hard work for you, it might help you along the way.

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Day By Day Helps You Stick to the “Don’t Break the Chain” Method

Android: The “Don’t Break the Chain” method for productivity might be a little gimmicky, but it works. Day by Day is a free app that can help you utilize the method.

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Use the “Stopping Rule” To Break Your Social Media Loop

You pick up your phone, glance at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, then peek in on your email. By the time you’re done with that, it’s time to see if anything’s new on Facebook again. Then, you realize an hour has passed. Researchers call this a “ludic loop.” Over at Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker digs into Adam…

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Do You Really Need a Rest Day After Exercise?

Rest days are a standard part of exercise programs, but they’re not the only way to avoid overworking yourself. Let’s look at the difference between rest and recovery, and when you can bend the rules.

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The Best Habit Tracking App for Android

If you’re not tracking your habits, you’re missing out on a powerful motivation tool. HabitHub is a fantastic app that can track your habits, remind you to stay on top of them, and provide some great charts showing your progress.

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RioFolio Lets You Earn Self-Defined Rewards For Building Good Habits

Web: There are tons of apps that can track your progress on a habit, but most only offer personal satisfaction as a reward. RioFolio, on the other hand, lets you earn points for your own reward system.

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