Tuesday 171205

For time:
1,000m Row
2 Rounds of “DT”*
750m Row
2 Rounds of “DT”*
500m Row
1 Round of “DT”*

*”DT”
12 Deadlift
9 Hang power clean
6 Push jerk

Michael during yesterday’s 3rd week of the Snatch cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lately a lot of my reading has been focused on books and articles about building habits and more importantly how to get them to stick.  Building new, positive habits is really challenging as even our best intentions sometimes get off track due to unforeseen issues that occur on a daily basis.  Below are a few excerpts from an interesting article featured on Entrepreneur.com by Jayson DeMers on how to break bad habits and form good ones.  For the entire article click HERE.

How habits are formed

Habits don’t appear out of nowhere. They aren’t the products of genetics or random chance. Instead, they’re merely products of our behavior, accumulating after several repeated instances. You wake up one day, perform a specific action, and go about your business like normal. You wake up the next day, perform that action again, and go about your business like normal. After a few days of this, the action begins to stick.

Making good habits stick for good

One strategy is to start small. Instead of trying to eat healthy food for every meal of every day, start with focusing on one meal — such as a salad or vegetable for lunch every day. Instead of trying a new time-blocking strategy at work every day, start out with one day of the week. Then, once you’ve gotten used to that element of your routine, start introducing it to other areas — in this case, the other meals or other days, respectively.

Breaking bad habits forever

Breaking bad habits follows the same process as making new positive habits. If you have a habit of procrastinating, or a smoking habit, your first step is to break it down into smaller chunks. Instead of quitting cold turkey, reduce the frequency or intensity of your habit slowly, piece by piece, in manageable chunks.

If you have any good books that you’ve read and have worked for you in building habits, please comment as I’m sure people, including myself, are always looking for good reads and recommendations from our friends go a long way.  

 

Comments

  1. Garret :

    One of my favorite books on this topic is “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. One of those books that attempts to prove its thesis through a series of shorter stories. Highly recommend.

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