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Tag Archives for habit formation

The Benefits of a Good Morning Routine

A good morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day.

When you form a positive morning routine you are priming your day and this can dramatically improve your success, productivity and achievements throughout the day.

Likewise, a poor morning routine can have the opposite effect.

When it comes to applying the 80/20 rule, the morning routine is the 20% of action that leads to 80% of the outcomes.

(more to come on this post tomorrow)

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 →

Do donuts hold the key to lasting habits?

Answer: Yes but not in the way we would like…

 

This time it’s for real”.  You’ve been telling yourself “this time” you’re going to lose the weight, learn that business skill, start waking up early and achieve more in your day. You know you promised yourself the same thing last year, and the year before that, but this year, this year is different. Right?

 

We repeat the sequence, epiphany, lack of action, a feeling of failure. A 2007 study by Richard Wiseman found that 88% of resolutions fall away before the year is up.

 

So why do we fail? Continue reading →