Instead, have a reductive mindset, where it becomes second nature to get rid of unnecessary things. “Developing a reductive mindset means you adopt a habit—a reflex, tendency, effortless first inclination—to . . . eliminate, or cut the unnecessary,” says Funt. “We must dismantle the additive instincts most companies and professionals have developed.”
Reader View · 3 min read · Aug 3rd · Perhaps you exercise to get stronger. But have you considered doing things to build your mental strength? Use these habits to build mental fortitude at work. · Shared by 626
Reader View · 10 min read · Jun 22nd · As the name suggests, micro habits require minimal motivation and effort to accomplish. Eventually, this little habit will build on top of itself into something bigger and better for you... · Shared by 635, including ellie-kempton, Ron McIntyre
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According to research from 2019, regular short-duration meditation can have similar health benefits to longer meditations
Reader View · ~12 min read · Jun 30th · Identity-based habits are the secret sauce. The essential ingredient to make good habits stick. But beware, they are hard to implement. · Shared by 2087, including Ines Bieler
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.
Reader View · 8 min read · From 2020 · Trying to build good habits can often backfire. Here’s why it’s important to know how habits are formed and when it’s better to stick with a routine instead. Habits are hot. Self-help articles extol… · Shared by 390, including Thomas Power, Merkstatt@troet.cafe, Sascha Brossmann (he/him) 🇪🇺🇺🇦, Vitor Furtado Silva, Katja Evertz, Eric Kasyoka, Jonathan Kogan, Marsha Collier, Nrupal Akolkar, Nir Eyal
Reader View · 8 min read · Oct 7th · What really improves your life over time? Your personal habits. Here's what scientific research says will help you start good habits that stick. · Shared by 736, including Leo Blazquez
Thinking about the details makes you more likely to follow through. And another small thing that makes a big difference is just writing down your plan.
Reader View · 5 min read · May 28th · Here's what research says are the most effective ways to get rid of bad habits and replace them with healthy ones. · Shared by 1427, including Ines Bieler, Katja Evertz
Habits form when you receive a reward for a behavior. And like Pavlov’s dogs, you might not even realize that you’re learning something new.
Reader View · 5 min read · Aug 4th · We rarely lack good intentions. Establishing habits, however, can feel like a struggle, and there’s often a gap between intention and execution. · Shared by 1293, including Tarik ESSAADI, Stephanie A Kowalski, Arturo Rebolledo
Reader View · 6 min read · From 2017 · How do habits work? How do you change your habits? How do you hold yourself accountable? This complete habits guide contains everything you need to know. · Shared by 1289, including Jonathan Kogan, Eva Keiffenheim
By simply removing yourself from an environment that triggers all of your old habits, you can make it easier to break bad habits and build new ones.