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The Tim Tam Effect – Habit Hacks

Chances are you already know about the importance of setting goals that are S.M.A.R.T - Specific, Measurable, Agreed Upon, Realistic and Time Based - but how do you account for things that are D.U.M.B - Desirable, Unconscious, Motivating, and Bountiful - like Tim Tams. Okay, the...

Reward Bundling – GoT Technique

Reward bundling is a rather simple and effective way to hack your habits. To understand how (and why) it works, let's do a quick 60 sec recap on The Rules of Habit Formation (see The Habit Jungle for the full rundown). Habits are physical (neural) structures in your...

Emotional Ice Cream

As a child, I remember thinking why don't we eat ice cream at every meal? It's delicious, cheap and abundant. What more could you want? But, despite my arguments, my parents always insisted that ice cream was only for weekends. They also stood firm on the rule...

Conversational Tennis

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and felt like you were watching them bang a tennis ball against a wall? Sure you were there, but you weren’t exactly involved in the game. Good conversations are much like tennis - back and forth rallies, slowly...

The Habit Jungle

Have you ever tried to form a new habit? You had motivated, determined, and even a little stubbornness. Yet somehow, you failed. Well, you're not alone. Habit formation has almost nothing to do with motivation, and everything to do with momentum. No matter how pumped you are, unless you understand the rules...

Mental Quicksand

Anxiety and stress can often feel like you’re stuck in mental quicksand - The more you struggle to rid yourself of anxious feelings, the worse it gets… It often starts simply - you're worried about something - then suddenly, you notice that you’re worried, which makes you worried about...