Break Free Of Your Rut: 10 Steps To Discovering And Breaking The Patterns That Dominate Your Life
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Break the Pattern. Change Your Life.
A step-by-step guide to discovering, and breaking, the patterns that dominate your life.
A handbook for everyone who's ever felt frustrated, depressed, and helpless to change things.
Written after a long period of feeling stuck, depressed, and hopeless, this book is the result of years of research and study into what techniques can really help us feel free, driven, and hopeful. It's about getting unstuck, getting back our ambition, and breaking free of our ruts.
If you're looking for a pragmatic, specific, and concrete guide to feeling more in control of your life (not more "positive thinking" self-help nonsense), then this is the book for you.
Google search will lead you to plenty of programs targeted to your specific needs. Here are a few I use: Habit Forge http://habitforge.com This program emails you every day and asks if you followed through with your habit. It keeps track of streaks and tries to get you to go 21 days in a row. Good if you have one habit you’re working on (more than one requires a paid upgrade) and don’t need sophisticated tracking/analytics. Pachube https://pachube.com/ A complicated API meant to
— totally free with no ads. Whatever tool you choose, find a way to easily record your successes and failures. Benjamin Franklin just kept a notebook open on his desk. Don’t be afraid to do the same. 5. Accountability: reward success and punish failure. It’s just human nature. How likely would you be to have perfect attendance at work if your boss never saw you, couldn’t tell if you were there or not, and paid you the same no matter what you did? The same goes for habits. We need a
decade before. Why? Because I invested wisely. That’s it. Investing in education for specific, concrete goals, and then rigorously putting that knowledge into place is the key to achieving long-term goals. Keep this in mind as you work towards your goals and hone your new habits. If you’re falling short in some area, think about investing in education rather than mental pornography. The difference is huge. Homework Assignment #9: Figure out what you need to know, and who knows it.
complicated society puts pressure on us to do more, know more, be more. I’m starting with self-analysis because, despite our need for it, we don’t do it very often. Even those who tend to over-think everything or constantly second-guess themselves don’t do it in any consistent, methodical way. We spend a large amount of our lives out of touch with our own reality — disengaged from our own environment, feelings, and actions. Let me give you an example. I will guess that if you have decided
This tendency to create habits can be an extremely powerful tool. If we can use it to move us towards our goals, we can make huge amounts of progress in due time. However, most people fail to consciously create positive habits. As we said before, the process is extremely difficult. To create habits we need willpower, and willpower can come and go. It’s dependent on your energy level, on the amount of glucose in your brain, on the number of times you use it throughout the day — on any number