Can You speak a,e,i,o,u as Fast in Reverse Order

Have you ever tried speaking vowels faster than your normal rate of speech?  Chances are you might speak a little faster than how you would normally speak.  So, from an a….e….i….o…u, you might reach a..e..i..o..u and probably for some people even faster than that. However, if I were to ask you to speak it backwards … Continue reading Can You speak a,e,i,o,u as Fast in Reverse Order

Do Habits Change Occur Differently in Disciplinarians and Free Thinkers

Are soldiers better at adopting new habits compared to creative people like writers, filmmakers, painters or even cartoonists?  Does our occupation and personality play a role in deciding our flexibility in trying out new patterns?  I have been working as a Trainer for more than 13 years now and my father was in Army for … Continue reading Do Habits Change Occur Differently in Disciplinarians and Free Thinkers

Why Being Responsive to Change is Important While Building Habits

A man tried saving a snake stuck in the thorny bushes and as he did that, the snake bit him repeatedly.  He however continued with his efforts trying to ignore what the snake was doing to him until he was able to pull him out and set free.  Another person watching him do this from … Continue reading Why Being Responsive to Change is Important While Building Habits

‘2’ Ways I developed New Habits While Working From Home

Most of us keep delaying our passions for when we have enough money and resources and end up losing the opportunity altogether before even making a try.  Someone rightly said; “The best time to start was Yesterday.  The next best is Now.” Unknown The quote beautifully sums up the price we pay for procrastination and … Continue reading ‘2’ Ways I developed New Habits While Working From Home

Rewards – The Surprising Adhesive That Make Habits Stick

Adhesives have an amazing quality; they not only aid the adhesion process creating strong joints but also are helpful in numerous other purposes like as sealing agents to prevent leakages.  Adhesives have been in use for the past 200,000 years, their first use being for binding stone tools to their wooden handles. Rewards play a … Continue reading Rewards – The Surprising Adhesive That Make Habits Stick

‘4’ Questions Which Prove Habits Can Be Acquired Unconsciously

Can you change people’s belief by asking them to write an essay and give cigarette as a reward?   Do context play a role in forming and sustaining habits?   Do we have any control over our addictions like smoking, drinking or even excessive exercise?     Do we unconsciously acquire habits?   Changing Beliefs … Continue reading ‘4’ Questions Which Prove Habits Can Be Acquired Unconsciously

How a Trek Changed my Life – My Experience of – Cultivating Habits

In my earlier post, I spoke about belief and desire to change habits.  Part of the write-up also reflected my own experience.  My father was in the military and was a strict disciplinarian.  He would always exhort us to be physically active and encourage going for an early morning run.  However, as kids we used … Continue reading How a Trek Changed my Life – My Experience of – Cultivating Habits

Improving Our Will Power – Cultivating Habits – Part – III

The last post of mine ended with a question on how to generate and discover the will power to sustain habits (good ones of course).  Willpower to some extent is synonymous with a strong determination, self-discipline, Self-control etc.  A lot of us would have gone through the research on will and delayed gratification.  Weakly willed … Continue reading Improving Our Will Power – Cultivating Habits – Part – III

Cultivating Habits – Part – II

“When you really want to achieve something, the entire universe conspires to help you achieve that”.   A lot of us would have either heard or read this piece of wise advice.   What this quote misses though is the tough part.  The part where you have to create and follow habits, which are in … Continue reading Cultivating Habits – Part – II