New Habit Mindset

Live Better. Smarter. More Fulfilled

Happiness_Optimism


2 Comments

Raise Your Mood with these Proven Steps

Discouraged, apathetic, or disillusioned?  Has our political system left you feeling down?

Here are six habits designed to improve your mood:

1.   Listen to upbeat music like Mozart.

Music has long been a part of our human culture. Research studies show that there is a direct link between listening to music and enhancing your health and your mood.

In a study of 80 patients undergoing urological surgery “half the patients were randomly assigned to wear headphones that played slow movements from Mozart piano sonatas, while the other half wore headphones that did not play music.

Continue reading

Grit_Motivation_Success


1 Comment

Reach your full potential with GRIT

Are you convinced that successful people are accomplished because they are highly talented in a particular area?

Angela Duckworth in her book GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance describes countless research studies demonstrating that individuals who rise to the top exhibit both passion and grit to achieve their goals.  In other words, talent is really derived from the willingness to put in continuous extra effort to practice, practice practice.

Continue reading

New Year's Resolutions


Leave a comment

Are you on track with your New Year’s resolutions?

Remember those New Year’s resolutions you set back in January 2016?  

Remember how important they were to you and how determined you were to achieve them?

It is time to take an honest look at where you are now in completing those goals.  

According to John Norcross and Dominic Vangarelli close to 60% of people will drop their resolutions by 6 months reverting back to old behaviors and habits.  Peter Herman concluded that many people don’t achieve their goals because of “false hope syndrome.” This means that there is a fundamental difference between the goal and your personal belief that you are capable of reaching it.

Continue reading


2 Comments

Do you have an Olympian mindset?

Like many of you, for the past two weeks I was glued to the television watching with tremendous admiration athletes of all races, from both third world and first world countries, share the stage in performing extraordinary athletic feats under intense pressure and competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Savoring this fleeting glimpse into the accomplishments of these world class athletes, my hope was that their dedication, commitment, and drive would become a source of motivation that would propel me forward to new heights and personal bests.

I wondered:

Continue reading

Setbacks_Roadblocks_Failures


Leave a comment

4 ways to navigate roadblocks and setbacks

Drawing on decades of research, noted social scientist and author Brené Brown advocates that the path to success lies in the ability of individuals to experience failure along the way.

Many successful entrepreneurs support this theory.  Consider Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin empire, who started several businesses that have fallen completely flat such as Virgin Cola and Virgin Brides.

Continue reading

Willpower_Grit_Success_Race


Leave a comment

What you need to know about willpower

It was Sunday afternoon and I still hadn’t gotten to my exercise.  

With a current goal of meeting the daily 10,000 step minimum or at least getting 150 minutes weekly of moderate exercise as recommended by the American Heart Association, my time was quickly slipping by.

During the summer I will typically bike outside. However thwarted by rain, I decided to head to the gym.

Continue reading

10,000Steps_Fitness_Health


8 Comments

Do you make 10,000 steps happen?

Science has long proven the benefits exercise has on our physical and mental well-being.

Staying in shape and exercising regularly has been a part of my routine for many years. However recently I decided to actually measure my activity and collect data to see if my exercise habits are actually meeting the 10,000 step guideline ( about 5 miles ).

I decided first to investigate the science behind 10,000 steps to learn more about how it became the “target” number for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Continue reading