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How An Elastic Band Can Make You Happier

Do you have a bad habit that you’d like to break? If you do, rejoice! It turns out there might be an easy way to rid yourself of it.

I’ve been overly conscious of my bad habits more and more as I’ve gotten older. So much so that I would sometimes feel overwhelmed and frustrated with how it seemed my habits controlled me rather than the other way around. 

More times than I can count did I try and fail to stop my various bad habits through sheer willpower alone. Each time I would crack with in a matter of days. Incredibly frustrating. 

The solution it turns out has been incredibly simple – pain. In short, I’ve quickly learnt to associate various cravings and subconscious habits with pain delivered through the snap of an elastic band. 

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These Two Blogs Will Make You Smarter

I’m ruthless about whose newsletters I stay subscribed to. I feel a certain level of glee when I hit the unsubscribe button on anything in my inbox, knowing that I will never again need to spend precious time or focus on deciding what to do with the information in front of me from that particular sender.

With that said, there are two blogs that I have never unsubscribed from. I credit both of these blogs with having fundamentally altered my thinking multiple times. And why is that a good thing? Well, when you stop changing your mind – you stop learning. So, anything that can challenge my thinking, I welcome. 

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How To Fall Asleep In 3 Minutes Every Night

How To Fall Asleep Within 3 Minutes Every Night

There’s a trick I’ve used successfully over the last 6 months or so that has helped me consistently fall asleep within 3 minutes every night. In the past I remember laying in bed trying to fall asleep without success – my mind would constantly turn over different ideas and thoughts.

Then I came across a blog post that suggested a sleeping method that seemed way too simple that there was no chance it could work. However, it works – every single time!

I don’t know if there’s a special name for it but you could call it the 478 technique.

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