Tag Archives: Habit change

Fitness: It’s not about motivation.

It’s June, the middle point of the year. 6 months have passed since we rang in the new year, full of energy, hope and optimism. This year, we promised ourselves, is going to be The Year Of A Better Me. … Continue reading

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Always a Beginner – Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about finding myself as a beginner in my fitness regimen (“Always A Beginner” blogpost). After a long gap, where I was not able to exercise with any regularity, I started again and discovered my … Continue reading

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Pick a herd that helps you change yourself

Herds. They don’t just describe cattle, they also describe us. Herd mentality, herd behaviour – these phrases exist because they are accurate observations of what we do, following what others are saying and doing, moving along with whatever is the … Continue reading

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The social nature of behaviour change

Is behaviour change individual or social? A lot of stuff I hear about forming new habits is solo stuff: making your resolution, writing it down, creating a routine, monitoring the progress, realising success. It’s all just you. If it’s about … Continue reading

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Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize for Economics 2017! (and why you should care)

Why do you eat junk food even though you know it’s bad for you? Why don’t you save money even though it will set you up for a great retirement? Why do you buy the more expensive wine even though … Continue reading

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You lost the weight, congratulations. Now, how do you keep it off?

Over and over, I see folks around me taking drastic steps to lose weight. Fruits only! Meat only! The high-fat diet, stuff yourself silly with bacon, cheese, butter. Change that, kill the fat totally. The urge to transform is so … Continue reading

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