5. Remove The Batteries from Your TV Remote

Habits are like financial capital — forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come.” — Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage

In one section of his book The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor recounts his struggles to learn to play the guitar. Shawn had tried countless methods to get himself to play the instrument more, from creating goal sheets and schedules to placing his music stand in the middle of his room.

Finally, something worked…

Shawn disabled all the shortcuts for the one thing that distracted him most in life:

the television.

Shawn took the batteries out of his TV remote, and placed them about 20 seconds away from the couch, making it a little more difficult to slip into his favorite guilty habit of watching television.

The less energy it takes to kick-start a positive habit, the more likely that habit will stick.” — Shawn AchorThe Happiness Advantage

When it comes to habits, every little bit countsEspecially if you stack the odds in your favor.

I believe forming positive habits is essential to our well-being and happiness. We just have to put in a little extra effort to make sure they come to fruition.Nothing helps us to conquer life more than when we are in control of our time, rather than it controlling us…

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