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Create an Effective Reading Habit

Nowadays we are continuously coming across more and more interesting reading material, and every day the pile of “to-read” books or material grows bigger and bigger. A good reading habit will help you get through the pile and has additional benefits like reducing stress, improving memory, and enhancing creativity.

The first part of this article will deal with improving your reading and making it more effective. The second part will identify tips to make reading into a habit. Continue reading →

2 Simple Steps to Stop Procrastination

Most of our day is spent on auto-pilot. Many of us procrastinate, we rationalize delaying tasks.

Did you know that there is a way to stop procrastination and that this method can become habit?

Stop procrastination in two simple steps.

 

Procrastination is something that many of us are affected by. We avoid doing a task which needs to be accomplished and instead choose more pleasurable things. Continue reading →

The key Elements of a Habit

 

The study of habits has been break habits down into three elements or parts.

There are two leading views about these elements but essentially they come down to the same thing

Charles Duhiggs Habit Loop

According to Charles Duhigg, author of ‘The Power of Habit”, habits consist of three elements, the trigger or cue, the routine and the reward. Duhigg refers to this process as the habit loop.

  1. The Cue/Trigger: the event that starts the habit.
  2. The Routine: the behaviour that is performed.
  3. The Reward: the benefit that you get from the behaviour.

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Loss Aversion and Habit Formation

 

Loss aversion is our tendency to prefer avoiding a loss over receiving a gain.

Loss aversion explains why you sit through a terrible movie purely because you paid for the ticket.

You don’t want to waste money, you want to avoid a feeling of loss. If you put money on the line, you will be motivated to follow through in order to avoid losing the money.

It’s a powerful psychological motivator, thought to be twice as powerful as Continue reading →