What are the 5 Morning Routines of the well-known author of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’, ‘The 4-hour chef’, ‘The 4-hour body’ and the man behind “the Tim Ferriss Show”?
Tim Ferriss makes the most of his time, he really does use the 80/20 rule for life, always trying to find the most effective theories and methods before attempting to master/live them. Continue reading →
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 →
There is a difference between a to-do list and an effective list.
Many of us make lists but when it comes to an effective list that helps you move the needle and achieve your goal, there is a bit more to it.
Once you know what you want to achieve and have written down your goal you can start the daily process of chipping away at, or moving the needle closer to actually achieving your goal.
The next step is to break down your goal into steps or chunks, basically creating a list of what needs to be done.
Once you have done this, you will no doubt have a massive list and it may consist of all the small things you’d like to achieve, but don’t fall prey to the endless to-do list syndrome. Continue reading →
According to research, 81-92 % of resolutions fail. That’s a lot of new habits that fail to stick.
To create or stick a new habit (or the better option; replacing an old habit) is hard because you are effectively re-wiring your brain.
You brain has developed nice connections (neural pathways) between an existing behaviour and a reward. Over time, that connection has strengthened and gone from a thin path to a sturdy connection Continue reading →
Everybody wants good habits but they seem to allude us.
Around 40% of your daily behaviours are completed out of habit according to research at Duke University. As Aristotle poignantly stated, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit”. It makes sense to build good habits that set you up for excellence.
Here are 10 tips to help you build a good habit that sticks: Continue reading →
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 →
Beliefs are mental notions and assumptions that you have about yourself, others and the world around you. Beliefs are formed through our experiences and interactions and influence your habits.
Many of your beliefs were formed in childhood and are heavily influenced by Continue reading →
There is a myth out there that it takes 21 days to form a habit.
Studies show that habit formation takes 66 days on average but this all depends on the person, the habit, motivation, ability etc.
Regardless of the result of the habit formation timeframe, there is one way to speed up the habit formation process… without lifting a finger. Continue reading →
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 →