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Months have passed and I’ve been neglectful on officially nudging from my website.
How is this possible? I’ve had such great habits up until the last couple of months.
Life changes, sometimes rapidly and dramatically.
New baby, death in the family, changes in work schedule, new worries, etc.
It all impacts our daily habits, messing with the overall accomplishment of our lives.
However, the good in all of this is that it messes with life priorities in a positive way. It is the perfect time to re-think the trajectory of the daily grind – why am I doing what I do each day? are the outcomes what I expected? what needs more focus? what needs less?
These are nudges from the self to the self or perhaps nudges from on high from a spiritual being who wants us to make the most out of our lives.
So, it’s time to get back on track. Nudging myself into action so that I can nudge others to press forward on their habits, goals and dreams.
So, some interesting thoughts about choice here. We like “nudging” from an individual perspective, but this is the conversation at the higher level (e.g. government, institutions, etc.).
Still, I think the choice to choose or not to choose shouldn’t come from “on high” from an organization, but rather from the people.
Either way, good read.
Choice can be a mixed blessing – as you know if you’ve ever spent an evening browsing hundreds of titles on Netflix only to repair despondently to bed without watching a movie. One famous if controversial study found that people were much more likely to purchase a jar of jam when faced with a choice of just six flavors than with 24, which short-circuited their brains. Even if we overcome “analysis paralysis” and make a decision, other research suggests that we’ll be less satisfied with our choice when forced to pick from a larger range of options. Yet in politics – and in American politics above all – choice remains an unquestionably positive thing. ….[READ]
Habits give us the capacity to complete goals.
This blogpost has a few great tips to keep in mind and …follow.
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us- John Dryden
Did you ever wake up and realize that you’re unhappy with a certain part of your life, or your life as a whole? Maybe you decided that you’re dissatisfied with your current weight, or maybe hate the fact that you smoke one or two packs of cigarettes a day. Whatever it may be that causes you sadness, there is one thing you must realize now if you’re ever going to change it: You are the creator of your unhappiness.
That may be hard to swallow at first, but it’s true. The habits you’ve created along the way have weaved a certain pattern of thought within you, therefore, the expectations you have for yourself form the life around you.
So what does that mean?
It means if you’re unhappy with anything in your life right now and you…
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If you haven’t heard of James Clear, it is a great time to download the free new books he is offering!
I downloaded his two newest creations, Transform Your Habits and Mastering Creativity. Start the new year right with these titles.
In each guide, James writes in a friendly, hopeful and realistic style. He can talk brain science in a way that works for even me! I’m reading, learning and thinking: I’m eating vegetables and liking it. Instead of worrying how good for me it is, I’m grooving on how tasty this writing is.
The author offers so many step by step suggestions. Look at what can happen by taking just three steps, making three small, consistent changes.
Visit his website. Get his free e-books. Be amazed.
Meanwhile, speaking of creativity…
The giveathon continues! This is…
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