The results are in! The good, the bad & the beautiful. Habits that is.

How to change a habit lifehacker flowchart

I had fun with this one (thanks to you).  As part of my last newsletter, a review of Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit” book, I created an online survey, asking you dear readers, about your habits.

 (The survey’s still open so feel free to head over there if you haven’t already.  And see the original review & related resources here.  Congratulations to Shmuel Gershon who won the draw for entering.)

Here’s what you had to say as of April 22, 2013.

1. Author Charles Duhigg says habits are ‘neurological cravings’ that we can cling to against all reason. What do you crave? Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 5.48.30 PMScreen shot 2013-04-22 at 5.48.40 PM

2. ‘All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.’ William James, 1892. What’s your biggest, baddest habit? (Feel free to dish; remember this survey is anonymous)

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3. What are 3 words to describe how you currently feel about this habit? (I made a word cloud from the responses)

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4. What are 3 words to describe how you’d prefer to feel? (ditto the word cloud)

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5. Do you believe you can change your habits?


6. Enough about bad habits, what’s your biggest BEST habit?  Here are some of your responses:

  • walking
  • sense of humour
  • writing every day
  • giving my opinion
  • cuddling my daughter
  • asking the unasked question at what ever the cost.
  • connecting with others
  • lean to kindness and compassion
  • I’m a maven & connector powerhouse
  • Taking my time making decisions – also known as procrastination but it usually works out for the better
  • seeing the glass has half full
  • Prayer……I pray at every instant
  • Volunteering
  • imagining and learning
  • My positive attitude
  • Empathy
  • spending quality time with myself and my loved ones including my close friends
  • curiosity about learning new things
  • Loyalty
  • hot yoga – a new habit!
  • smile
  • being kind to others
  • Daily meditation
  • compassion – inquirying
  • Waking up and walking my dog rain or shine!
  • Empowering others to be their best.
  • good at taking care of my body
  • Feeling Happy and Laughing Often
  • I try to recognize and affirm others efforts – I do this in various forms, email, fb messages, and not cards. I love to be an encourager.
  • try to cook healthy meals from scratch; starting walking club (have to maintain it) started watch my weight and aim to lose weight
  • To always see the good in things (bites me in the butt quite often though)
  • Always deliver on expectations
  • Good self-care
  • Creative
  • My commitment to learning; I’m a learning sponge
  • How good I am at connecting people with resources.

Et voila!  There you have them- the good, the bad & the beautiful.  Habits that is.


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