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HABIT TRACKER

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Comments 1 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...


QUICK-TIP FRIDAY: HALFALOGUE

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Tags CLUB ELEVEN, halfalogue, quick tip

QUICK-TIP FRIDAY: HALFALOGUE

Want to be a productivity hero?  Do this one small thing to increase productivity and calm for those around you: Don't take calls around them! Halfalogue is when you can only hear half a conversation, such as when you're at a coffee shop and someone is talking on the phone next to you. Researchers have found that being around halfalogue impacts our memory and reduces our cognitive performance. In one study, participants did three times worse on an attention game when they had to listen to someone talking on the phone. Interestingly, this wasn't the case when there were other...


GOAL TRACKING

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Tags celebrate, goal tracker, goals, microtasking, motivation, tools

GOAL TRACKING

Our Goal Trackers are based on the science of goal achievement and motivation. Read below to learn more about the psychology of each section and examples for how to use it towards your own goals.   #1: What's your goal? This one is easy -- write down your goal as specifically as you can, for example, do you want to learn a new skill? Save up for a car? Get that passion project going? Hell, even just clean out your fridge or get 15 minutes of exercise every day? Whatever it is, big or small, write it down. Research shows that writing...


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...


WHERE ARE YOUR KEYS?

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Tags dishes, hooks, losing, lost, organization, trays

WHERE ARE YOUR KEYS?

If you're like most of us, there's an object in your life that you repeatedly lose: Keys, phone, your favorite pen, sunglasses and other important items can be frustrating to track down.  The key (no pun intended) is to create "environmental cues". THE PSYCHOLOGY: There's two important things about the brain we can leverage here: It feels rewarded by visually-pleasing things,  and it looks to its environment for cues about what to do next.  So, beautiful "cues" (a hook, a little box) increase the likelihood that your brain will want to put things in a consistent place, making those things always easy...