What causes bad habits?

Sheena was an over-eater. One day she finally realized that she was indulging in her bad habit only to lift her mood. This awareness increased her determination to quit and she did. For two weeks, she didn’t eat more than necessary and was happy that she had finally gotten hold of her habit. However, after …

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How to start new habits that actually stick

This article will teach you not only how to create new habits but also- and this is very important- how to make them stick. Many people think that in order to successfully establish and stick to new habits, you need motivation and willpower. That’s true, but only partially. Willpower and motivation can force you to start a …

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3-Step habit formation model (TRR)

The quality of our life is largely determined by the quality of our habits. Therefore, understanding the habit formation model is of prime importance. This article will discuss the mechanics of habit formation. Habits are routine behaviours that we do without much conscious thought. In this article, we’ll be exploring the anatomy of a habit. …

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Why do we form habits?

A habit is a behaviour that is repeated again and again. Based on the type of consequences that we face, habits are of two types- good habits and bad habits. Good habits that have positive effects on our lives and bad habits that negatively impact our lives. Human beings are creatures of habit. Our habits …

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How unsolved problems affect your current mood

Your unsolved problems and unfinished businesses have a significant impact on your mood. The major reason behind experiencing a bad mood is either facing a new life problem or encountering something that reminds you of an already existing problem i.e. an unsolved problem from your past. We don’t feel bad when we encounter minor problems. …

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How to turn a bad day into a good day

In this article, I’ve tried to explain the factors that determine our current mood by using the analogy of a weighing scale. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll know exactly what you need to do in order to turn a bad day into a good day. The two sides of this scale represent …

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What causes bad moods? (3 major causes)

When we’re in a bad mood, there’s always a cause behind it. Sometimes the cause may be obvious like, for example, hearing bad news but at other times you may be totally unaware of the cause as it may have affected you only on a subconscious level. In this post, I’ll reveal two main causes …

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Where do moods come from?

This article will discuss the psychology of moods and where good and bad moods come from. Before we can tackle the question of where moods come from, we got to understand the very nature of the moods. To put it simply, you can think of your current mood as your current emotional state. Moods are …

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How to reduce stress (4 key ways)

This article will discuss what causes stress and four effective ways to reduce stress. Stress happens when our mind gets overloaded with more than one thought or information to process. Studying for an exam and thinking about the text you just received can cause stress. Working in your office and thinking about the argument that …

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Nature of stress explained

This article will discuss the nature of stress with a focus on two perspectives that explain what causes it. Stress has been turned into such a modern-day enemy that even the word ‘stress’ sounds stressful. Still, there are some who say that it is your friend, in that it spurs you into action. Who’s right …

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