MakeUseOf: 5 Ways to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Habits With Technology

MakeUseOf: 5 Ways to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Habits With Technology . “Self-improvement is a difficult path and you can use all the help you get. These free tools are here to help you break a bad habit or build a good habit, as easily as possible. Productivity experts have several theories on how we form a habit. Some people believe it takes 21 days doing a task repeatedly, others think it takes 66 days. And there’s the science of willpower, emotions, feedback loops, and other factors involved. But the bottom line is to stick with it, and that’s what these websites, apps, and online courses will help you do.”

Caltech: Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus

Caltech: Forming New Habits in the Era of the Coronavirus. “With the coronavirus pandemic upon us, people are readily forming new habits, such as washing their hands more frequently and communicating with colleagues over video platforms like Zoom. Which of these habits will stick when the pandemic is over and which will pass? Colin Camerer, the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics and the T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Leadership Chair in the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech, is looking into this question of habit formation, or what scientists call habitization. He says that the coronavirus pandemic may have ripple effects that lead to lasting behavioral changes in the arenas of public health, education, and more.”

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books: Track Your 2020 Reading With This Nifty Spreadsheet!

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (one of my best choices for finding cheap escape reading, in case you need that right now for whatever reason): Track Your 2020 Reading With This Nifty Spreadsheet!. “I LOVE THIS SPREADSHEET SO MUCH. I’ve used it all year, I love it, and I’m so pleased I’m not alone in enjoying the process of tracking what I read and how I read, too. I’ve made a few updates to the 2020 version, but the great thing about this spreadsheet is that it’s so very easy to customize. Aarya has a version that she’s modified to track an extensive number of book characteristics, for example. So you can make it your own!”

MakeUseOf: 6 Free Printables and Ebooks to Track or Change Habits

MakeUseOf: 6 Free Printables and Ebooks to Track or Change Habits. “As the year draws to a close, we often succumb to the pressure of setting resolutions. But if you’re serious about changing habits, you need the right advice and tools to get you going. You can use habit apps to reach your goals or go old-school with a pen and paper. There is just something more satisfying about the tactile feel of crossing or ticking a box.”

Lifehacker: Be More Mindful of the Time You Waste Online With HabitLab

Lifehacker: Be More Mindful of the Time You Waste Online With HabitLab. “You may want to spend less time of sites like Facebook and YouTube, but actually doing it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. HabitLab is an open-source project from Stanford that attempts to make cutting back on habit-forming sites a little bit easier.”