NERD OUT — habit science

HABIT TRACKER

Paloma Medina

Tags CLUB ELEVEN, environment, habit, habit science, purpose

HABIT TRACKER

As promised...this month's freebie: The Habit Tracker!  You can download it here, and get started on a new habit journey today. Read below for more info on the science behind the tracker, plus some tips and examples on how to set yourself up for habit success.  TIP #1: ONE AT A TIME Our first tip is to start with one habit at a time. The science: Habits are really just neural freeways our brain has built over time, they help our brain be efficient -- so dismantling a habit and starting from scratch makes our brain feel like we're forcing it to take the slow-ass...


FIGHT PROCRASTINATION with MICROTASKING

FIGHT PROCRASTINATION with MICROTASKING

WHAT IS UP WITH PROCRASTINATION? Well, from a habit perspective, we find that humans tend to procrastinate on tasks that fall into one of three categories: (1) Tasks they find boring or unpleasant, (2) Tasks they find overwhelming or (3) Tasks that they (unconsciously or otherwise) are concerned they'll fail at. In a future post, we'll go over methods to tackle the first and third category, but first, let's discuss a myth that gets in the way of addressing all three categories.  WILLPOWER: A pesky myth about procrastination is that it's simply an issue of willpower. Some people are better are...