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9 fucking good habits you can start now

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Straight up! These habits don’t belong to successful people or entrepreneurs only. There’re so many cliché articles that talk about habits, but they’re mostly celebrating and alleviating successful people as if they’re better than us or something.

Naw! My list is more realistic. You can implement this shit today.

1) Remember that a habit is a habit. That means to say, it’s there to stick with you for the long term. It’s not something you apply once and be done with forever. So… even if you feel kind of uncomfortable trying to cultivate a new habit, just remember it’s going to do a shitload of good for you. Sides, if you’re feeling uncomfortable, it means you’re doing it right.

2) Go to bed without your phone. Your bed is for sleeping only (and other sexy stuff). Smart phones today make it too tempting to start playing games or read up on shit. They all can wait. Go to bed to sleep. Research has also shown that going to bed with the habit of using your phone to browse stuff before you sleep can psyche you out of your sleeping patterns. So if you want to sleep well, throw that phone away.

3) Breath by exhaling longer than you inhale. I won’t go into the scientific facts on why this is awesome, but the main point is to remember to breathe (in life) and exhale (the stress and other bad shit). You probably don’t even realize it, but your breathing sucks because you’re thinking of work and other distractions. And this method is one of the best ways to breathe and pause in an instant.

4) Delete your social media apps. I’m not brutal, telling you quit social media cold turkey and all. Nah. But yes, cut down on that shit. Delete the mobile apps. You can use social media at your desk instead. This is going to literally open up your life.

5) Feel fucked up and do it anyway. My favourite line lately. This is to destroy procrastination. Stop thinking about procrastination. Just feel a little uncomfortable and fucked up, then do it. It will flow. You’ll accomplish a lot for sure. Then you’ll feel good. No point feeling half-assed throughout the day just cause you lazed off. This is also to alleviate the fear of feeling stressed and stuff.

6) Read. A real, fucking book! If you want to read blogs, that’s fine too, but make sure it’s not some lifestyle, take-tons-of-selfies bullshit by dumb bloggers. Read meaningful articles and seek out new insights. Reading will boost your knowledge AND self-confidence.

7) Walk. Because I’m not about to expand on the idea of exercising or attaining a healthy lifestyle. But walk. That’s how you can start your healthy lifestyle. Walking is great exercise. So skip cabs or buses if you know you can help it.

8) Accompany a bad thought with a good one. I can’t cure negative thinking for you today, but I can help you start with this little idea. Every time you catch yourself thinking of bad shit, think up of some crazy, impossible goodness that exist in your wildest dreams. I know, that’s not just “one” thought. But ask yourself now, how often are you allowing the bad ones flow to ridiculous proportions anyway?

9) Be grateful in bed, in the morning. Nobody likes to wake up and feel groggy as fuck. And it doesn’t do you any good when you start thinking about work or the ugly faces you see on your commute. Start the day off by thinking of what you’re thankful for in life then. Four or five will do.

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10 comments

  1. Jay - February 18, 2014 7:14 pm

    #5 is something that has made my life so much better. If I feel nervous about something, I just commit myself to it before hand and then I have to get it done. Sometimes I’ll tell a whole lot of people or make a promise to someone, sign a contract or something. Getting shit done by just starting is the secret huh

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  2. Sandra - February 18, 2014 7:35 pm

    Well said, Alden! Great post:)

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  3. Anthony Henderson - February 18, 2014 8:14 pm

    Felt a lot of energy in this one. Keep up the good work FAM.

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  4. felice - February 18, 2014 9:45 pm

    AS always underneath that “modern” tone, your advice rings loud and true timeless! It shows that the generation gap can be and is bridged. We cannot make happen what cannot and cannot run from what can! I wrote that this morning and share with you. Keep up the terrific work!

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  6. Yisroel - February 18, 2014 11:08 pm

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  7. gerda - February 19, 2014 12:00 am

    yeah, breathe, i always forget that one, until i get in trouble with it, or something else. It really helps! Its like yoga or meditating, or how u call it, at the same time, stress out! & walk, read, if u can. Thx Doctor Alden!!! grtz

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  8. wayne - February 19, 2014 3:40 am

    i actually do #9 every day love the advise

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  9. Maggie B. - February 21, 2014 3:50 am

    Great advice! Concerning the first one, I have a friend who always tells me, “Practice makes permanent.” This is true for good habits and bad habits alike! This also means it’s not enough just to go through the motions – say you’re trying to learn the guitar, and although you practice daily you only play within your comfort zone, allowing the rhythm to falter when the playing gets tough… well, you’re going to be a pretty terrible guitar player. You’ve got to own it.

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    • alden - February 21, 2014 11:27 pm

      For real man. Feel fucked up and do it anyway.

      Reply

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