How to bundle temptations to build habits.

Using temptation bundling can increase your motivation and help you build good habits. It’s simple; you pair something you enjoy with something you would like to enjoy. This way, you develop a positive association with the new thing and eventually crave it. Coffee and alcohol do this automatically. Most people don’t actively decide to startContinue reading “How to bundle temptations to build habits.”

Are you ready for the next stage of your life?

Life has traditionally been divided into three stages: school, work, and retirement. This three stages system has become outdated and is quickly being replaced by a more flexible multi-stage system. In this new system, people float between different levels of what would have previously been called “success.”  Traditionally, you would have gone to school. InContinue reading “Are you ready for the next stage of your life?”

Why autumn is perfect for cold showers

Those in the Northern Hemisphere can feel it – winter is coming. The mornings are getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and soon we’ll all be snuggling in a blanket, waiting for the spring. If you want to prepare for this cold period, I suggest ditching the snuggy and taking a cold shower instead.Continue reading “Why autumn is perfect for cold showers”

How to manage your assets for long life (part 2)

Last week I discussed the importance of maintaining your financial and mental assets. This week I will focus on the importance of building a community and maintaining your health for increasing healthspands. Community In elementary school, having a robust social network was easy. If you still live in the region where you grew up, you likelyContinue reading “How to manage your assets for long life (part 2)”

How to avoid the accomplishment trap

This is the moment you’ve been training for; all of your effort over the past weeks, months, and years has been for this moment. It’s finally the big day, the biggest challenge you have undertaken; you are ready for it. You start, you struggle, but in the end, you succeed, and then you are hitContinue reading “How to avoid the accomplishment trap”

The three-step approach to achieving your goals

Do you ever wonder if you are on the right path? There are many ways to get to a destination, so it can be hard to know if you are on the right one. To ensure that you are on the right path, you must first have the right mindset.  The Motivation Myth illustrates that you areContinue reading “The three-step approach to achieving your goals”

What’s better: meditation, coffee, or both?

Medicine is taken regularly to keep you in the “therapeutic window” of that medication. Too little, and it becomes ineffective; too much, and you risk side effects. This zone is when you get all the benefits with minimal side effects. I will use coffee to illustrate this point as it contains a bitter white powderContinue reading “What’s better: meditation, coffee, or both?”

Three steps to a wealthy and fulfilling life

Looking backwards, it seems like everything I wanted to be when I grew up happened; I wanted to travel the world and go on adventures. Now that I have spent the last five years doing exactly that, I am ready for another type of adventure: stability.  I didn’t realize it as it was happening, butContinue reading “Three steps to a wealthy and fulfilling life”

How to plan for a long life

Most people have a grim vision of what it’s like to reach 100 years of age. They imagine that by then, they will have lost all their friends, watched their bodies deteriorate and have difficulty remembering where they left their keys. It’s not a pretty picture, but it can be.  Three limitless things will changeContinue reading “How to plan for a long life”

How to acclimate to the longevity diet

Since Dr. Valter Longo published his meta-analysis on what is the optimal diet for longevity a ceaseless stream of articles has been published outlining what you should be eating. While insightful, they seem to be a simple regurgitation of the detail rather than elaborating on them.  So, instead of simply rewriting the longevity diet, as has beenContinue reading “How to acclimate to the longevity diet”

Longevity habits – A guide to a long and healthy life

Longevity is about more than just living longer; it’s about having a sustainable lifestyle. Too many people assume that pain and sickness are a natural progression of life, thinking it is what happens as you age. They gradually gain weight, become progressively more sedentary, and are more frequently sick as they age.  All habits haveContinue reading “Longevity habits – A guide to a long and healthy life”

4 Methods to Help you Choose Wisely

To work out or not to work out, that is the question. Decisions are not all created equal; they vary in subtlety and difficulty. Whether complex, simple, obvious or subtle, any decision can be made easier through habits. Every day you make thousands of decisions. Making these is taxing and can easily lead to makingContinue reading “4 Methods to Help you Choose Wisely”

How your word choices cause motivation

The words you use when defining your values or asking questions determine how likely you are to have those requests fulfilled or to live up to the values you set. Some words are hard while others are soft. When seeking to motivate either yourself or others it’s important to use the hard ones and avoidContinue reading “How your word choices cause motivation”