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Bad habits die hard…
Bad habits die hard…
Greetings, Ninja!

Unpopular opinion: willpower is for suckers.

Seriously. To demonstrate willpower is to struggle against the very thing that your brain wants to do. Repeatedly. You resist the urge to surf the Web instead of finishing your expense report. You reach for a salad when you’re craving a burger. You bite your tongue when you’d like to make a snide remark.

Everyday, you resist temptation after temptation. Yet growing research shows that resisting repeated temptations takes a mental toll. In fact, some experts liken willpower to a muscle that can get fatigued from overuse, which results in diminishing returns.

Want to quit bad habits, create healthy new ones, and live your #BestLife? There’s more than one way to be mindful. Take a look at your environment. Making changes — big and small — to the world around you is much easier than mustering willpower.

So, just this once, go ahead and take the easy way out.


Power on!
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BAD HABITS DIE HARD

Don’t pit your willpower against distractions.
If you’ve been trying (and failing) to change your behavior, it may be time to try something else: changing your environment instead.
Having trouble focusing? You’re not alone — attention spans are dwindling. Which is why it may be time to go on an attention diet. (Note: this author sometimes uses colorful language to punctuate his points. Let us know if that’s a bummer.)
At some point, being "too busy" becomes a habit, not a necessity. These tips can help you break free — and find more meaning in your life in the process.
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