Daniella Whyte

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Want to Make Progress? Drop These 9 Habits (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 365)

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“The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.”
— Leo Aikman

At the beginning of a new year, many people set new goals for themselves or create resolutions that they intend to keep. Unfortunately, most of these goals don’t get reached by the end of the year and resolutions don’t stick past the first month. So instead of adding new goals and trying to set new habits, let’s try a different approach: remove the negative habits and behaviors out of our lives and seeing where we get from here. Here are 9 habits to drop in order to make progress: Read more…

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Highly Creative People Do These 4 Things (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 349)

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“Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.”
— Dee Hock

Young children are often divided into two categories: creative types and not-so creative types. Many times, this differentiation comes from one’s experiences in childhood. Artistic children who are nimble with drawing or music often get the “creative” label. Those whose minds revolve around logic are not placed in the creative boat. But being creative really has nothing to do with labels. Everyone — artistical or logical — has the capacity to nurture creativity. Read more…

3 Habits that Stop You from Achieving (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 303)

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“I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”
— Jonas Salk

Each day, we dream about the things we want to achieve. One of the reasons we do this is because we have an innate desire to be useful at something and when we are not, we feel lost and insignificant. The simple fact is, what you do in your everyday life is either helping you in your journey or causing you to regress in some way. Until you take time to identify and evaluate your daily habits, you may continue to keep dreaming but still feel lost. Read more…

3 Extra Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 283)

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“All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.”
— William James

You’ve probably heard that your good habits outweigh your bad ones and that idea makes sense. The truth is, however, that most of us aren’t aware of our good habits or our bad ones. Thus, we develop habits that don’t help us make progress in any way. These habits are automatic and we don’t think before we act. Read more…

3 Totally Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 282)

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“Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.”
— Therese Fowler

If you don’t like the way things are going for you, now may be a good time to seriously look at your daily habits, not just the physical ones, but the internal ones, the ones that flow from your heart and mind, and see if there are areas you can change. Wanting to change and not making the effort to do so, only brings more stress into your life. Change is always painful at first but then it produces better conditions. Read more…

3 Real Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 281)

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“All bad habits start slowly and gradually and before you know you have the habit, the habit has you.”
— Zig Ziglar

Too many of us hold on to bad habits even though we know they’re killing us because it just feels like too much hard, difficult, and painful work to let those habits go and replace them with new ones. But if you are to get anywhere in life, you have to be willing to do that necessary hard work. If you hold on to bad habits, you will continue to stay stuck. And “stuckness” is no place to live.

It’s unfair to yourself to justify old habits and negative ways of thinking. The same thing goes for holding on to a toxic relationship or a suffocating job. There are more lessons for you to learn in forming good habits than there are in holding on to bad ones. Read more…

3 Other Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 280)

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“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”
— Samuel Johnson

One of the most powerful forces in our lives is habits. If you exercise for ninety minutes every morning before work and can’t fathom the thought of not feeling better about yourself afterwards, that’s a habit that will keep you healthy for a long time. If, however, you cram breakfast, lunch, and dinner into one massive meal near the end of the day and you can’t imagine eating three solid meals, that’s a habit that might be setting you up for drastically negative health consequences later on in life. The habits we form will be either good or bad. The commonality between the two is that once we develop a habit, it can be difficult to break it. Read more…

3 More Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 279)

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“A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.”
— Unknown

I wish I could change my bad habits in one single day. However, habits that have been developed over time must also change over time. I don’t advocate quick fixes. They rarely work. I do however advocate making definite and immediate choices that will produce changes in habit over the long term. Read more…

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