How To Create Healthy Habits For A Lifetime

THMS 141: How To Create Healthy Habits For A Lifetime

The life that you have right now is a result of your habits.

It’s not the things that you do every now and then, it’s the things you do consistently that tell the real story of your life.

So, if your habits are so important, how do you actually create the habits that you want and move away from the habits that aren’t serving you? That’s what this powerful episode is all about.

Eng’s Principle says, “The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.” Therefore, we must strive to make the things we want to act on each day easy, automatic, and something that comes as natural as breathing. It’s true that some people feel so compelled to exercise that they will fall into depression if they don’t have it. It’s become easy to them; second nature even. We can all program into our mental software the information that makes our hardware consistently take action in the direction we want. And it starts by learning how we build habits in the first place.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why we feel so weird when our schedule gets thrown off.
  • How patterns of behavior are connected with specific feelings.
  • The big difference is between healthy and unhealthy habits (and how to create healthy habits more easily).
  • Why unhealthy eating habits are so easy today.
  • What the root cause of unhealthy habits like smoking and excessive drinking actually is.
  • Why getting regular exercise tends to be difficult for most people.
  • What the 4 stages of learning are (this is powerful!).
  • How important awareness is in initiating accelerated learning.
  • Why living a healthy lifestyle is not necessarily the answer to being fit.
  • The critical components needed to make an engaging lifestyle change.
  • Why our friends and family members can seem unsupportive when we make a lifestyle change.
  • What the glymphatic system is and why it’s so important.
  • What my current daily routine is (morning rituals to evening rituals).
  • Why it’s best to use a dual extraction for medicinal mushrooms.
  • The benefits of working out in the morning vs. the afternoon.
  • What EPOC is and how it effects your metabolism.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit Labs

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  • 27 Jan 2016, 9:12 am

    Love the podcast and this is amazing information. The only thing that stands out for me is that I have a 90 minute commute to work on a bus and have to be there at 8:30 a.m. I would have to get up at 4:00 to be able to drink all that water, exercise, meditate and shower and dress and be able to go to the bathroom before leaving my home at 6:40 am. Then I don’t even get home in the evenings until around 7 p.m.
    It would be great if you did a show on “healthy habits on the run” for people that commute and have desk jobs. Thanks!

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  • Yvonne
    27 Jan 2016, 10:34 am

    I hope Jade is doing well. I missed her a lot this week. Congratulations on your book!

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  • RubyRock
    1 Feb 2016, 12:47 pm

    Shawn,

    Another great podcast!

    In previous podcasts you have talked about ‘macronutrient fasting’. I’m guessing having the Superman/Superwoman fatty tea in the morning is an example of this?

    I’m interested to know: why don’t you extend your fast (or macronutrient fast) until lunchtime? Would extending the fast not be beneficial?

    I have experimented with intermittent fasting & ‘fatty morning beverages’. (I settled on Tim Ferriss’s ‘Titanium Tea’ – similar to your tea, but with a bit of added spiciness!)

    I found that with intermittent fasting, my cognitive abilities, focus and energy were sub-par (unless slamming back an inhuman amount of black coffee!), introducing the fatty tea certainly helped a lot with those drawbacks.

    Keep doing what you’re doing. Power to you Shawn!

    Rich

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  • 2 Feb 2016, 5:46 am

    Hi Shawn,
    This is my first comment ever (I really mean ever) on a website and I have to admit I feel a bit strange but at the same time compelled to write something here. Honestly, I have always viewed a lot of websites as being money making schemes and not really that geniune. Maybe that has something to do with my age or nature or my conditioning (as I have learned from your other podcasts). I don’t feel like that here at all.
    I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you are doing and to let you know you are touching so many people on the planet by doing what you are doing (I am writing this from Switzerland). You have so much positive energy and the information you are sharing is very empowering stuff. Thanks again!
    Mark

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