Wellbeing: The Catch is you!!

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The problem with most home or work-based wellbeing programs is people. Yep. People. People get in the way of themselves.  Time and time again.  Oh and again. This brings us back to another topic I have been discussing (the science of) recently i.e. habit change. A few more articles have caught my eye and got … Continue reading Wellbeing: The Catch is you!!

8 Tips to Get Control of your Habits

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Recently I have focused on blogging and reading on the science of habits.  I have summarised my learnings in these eight evidence-based tips to create the habits you want & delete the ones you don't: Get clear on your values and roles life (e.g. coach, parent, employee, leader). Set clear SMART goals for your planned … Continue reading 8 Tips to Get Control of your Habits

Habits Big & Small: Flossing Investigated

This post is a summary of some research on flossing.  Before you yawn and go to sleep – think – what can be learned from flossing about other habits and hence building a better work/home life? At the start of the article the authors discuss the importance of automaticity i.e., once we have reached auto-pilot … Continue reading Habits Big & Small: Flossing Investigated

How and when do habits form?

When behaviours are repeated in consistent settings (places, times, with certain people etc..) they become automatic responses, that is, they become habits. So how do habits form? How long do they take to form? How is this different with each person? And how important is reward (or reinforcement) in this process? Rewards: do they matter? … Continue reading How and when do habits form?