Developing New Habits

By FindCenter




Learn how habits break—and form.

It’s easy enough to come up with a resolution—exercise regularly; be more productive; get a full eight hours of sleep every night—but, as we all well know, it’s another challenge entirely to actually stick with it. So just how to avoid falling off the wagon? As it turns out, it’s not only a matter of willpower: “For you to get better at any skill,” Being Well host Forrest Hanson explains, “something in your brain needs to change.” Here, learn about how habits form, how building your emotional intelligence can impact your habits, the ins and outs of neuroplasticity—the ability to rewire our brains for the better at any age—and more.

Habits: How They Form and How to Break Them

It turns out that every habit starts with a psychological pattern called a "habit loop," which is a three-part process.

Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People

Emotionally intelligent people engage in a number of habits and behaviors that contribute to their ability to manage their own emotions and understand the feelings of others.


How to Change Your Brain

Everything you think, feel, and do is based on stuff that's happening in your brain. This means that by changing what happens in our brain, we can affect every other process in our lives. Here's how to use the power of "positive neuroplasticity" to change your brain for good.


How to Be Consistent: 5 Steps to Get Things Done, All the Time

If you want to get things done and improve anything in your life, consistency is key. In this episode, Marie answers a question from Kat who asks, “I’ll be super productive for a couple weeks and then I fall off the wagon and get nothing done.

How to Increase Willpower and Follow Through with Resolutions

Social psychologist Roy Baumeister has spent years studying how people resist temptation and break bad habits—and he's here to help.

5 Tips for Boosting Your Willpower

Good habits are foundational for happiness—but to create them, you need willpower.


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These seven tiny tweaks don’t take much effort, but they deliver major results. Plus, they’re based on the latest research and help improve your mood, eating, relationships, and more.