10+ Best Articles on Habits
The most useful articles on habits from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Habits Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on habits by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Why Micro Habits Are Better Than Typical Habits
- The Secret To Making Good Habits Stick: Identity-Based Habits
- 6 Habits That Are Secretly Making You Miserable
- Building Habits Strategies To Try (After Failing To Build Habits In The Past)
- The Secret To Better Habits in 2023
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Keep your goals to yourself
After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to…
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How to Change Unhealthy Habits
You can overcome bad habits—starting with these 10 steps.
«stand there until you come up with one reason why you shouldn’t continue with this habit»
How to Build a New Habit: This is Your Strategy Guide
Read this guide right now to learn 5 easy, powerful strategies for changing habits.
«It is important to keep each habit reasonable, so that you can maintain momentum and make the behavior as easy as possible to accomplish.»
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on habits—all under 10 minutes.
6 Habits That Are Secretly Making You Miserable
You wake up in the morning irritable and groggy but determined to be productive. Yesterday didn’t go well. You didn’t complete even the one big priority project that would have taken just a couple of…
«Exercising, sleeping, eating healthy meals, and spending time on a hobby, like reading, knitting, or gardening, are all ways to invest in ourselves.»
Use Dopamine to Increase Your Motivation, here's how.
Here’s the wrong way to think about motivation: we muster up all of our motivation before we leave the house, then go out and spend that finite amount on our most important activities. That’s wrong,…
The 6 Habits That 99% Of High Performers Practice Daily
“No goals, no growth. No clarity, no change.”
7 Daily Habits to Cultivate to Hack Your Happiness
Take control of your mental health with these seven tips.
The Secret To Better Habits in 2023
It’s kind of crazy to think how recent December 2019 feels. Not that long ago, it seems, we were getting ready for what a new decade might bring us. It’s even crazier when the truth settles in: 2019…
«”One of the most effective things you can do to build better habits is to join a culture where your desired behavior is the normal behavior,”»
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on habits.
Why Micro Habits Are Better Than Typical Habits
Unlike typical habits - the ones you start and abandon after a while. Micro habits have the potential to change your life for good. See how...
«In the age of consumerism. The default action of a person is to – wait for it – consume stuff. Not only new clothes. New tech stuff. But also content related to getting something new»
Building Habits Strategies To Try (After Failing To Build Habits In The Past)
Check these building habits strategies if you had problems with making habits stick in the past. They are especially useful for busy adults.
«Try to embrace the 2-day rule. That is, you never miss a habit you want in your life twice in a roll.»
The Secret To Making Good Habits Stick: Identity-Based Habits
Identity-based habits are the secret sauce. The essential ingredient to make good habits stick. But beware, they are hard to implement.
«Your goal shouldn’t be to read [insert an insanely large number of books] per year. Your goal is to become a curious, continuous learner.»
How Did We Get So Obsessed with Streaks?
Good and bad gamification with Adrian Hon
One insomniac’s journey into sleep research to understand what screens before bed are doing to our brains.
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