List Your Own 'Personal Commandments' To Chart A Path To Happiness

Happiness is a decision that doesn’t come naturally to most of us. Figuring out the values you have now, and desire to live up to one day, is one of the primary steps to learning how to be happy.

Master Self-Control By Thinking Of Urges As A Passing Wave

Developing self control is not always easy to do, especially when you’re trying to change a habit you’ve developed over time. To help fight your desire and stay the course, think of desire as a wave that builds and eventually passes by.

How 'Extreme Reach Barriers' Keep You From Improving Yourself

Achieving a goal takes work, but we often blow that work out of proportion. Ramit Sethi calls these “extreme reach barriers”, and these psychological barriers can shut down a goal before you even start.

Use A 'Parallel Goal' To Reach Financial Milestones

Money goals are usually about changing your financial habits, and changing deeply ingrained behaviours can be difficult. To tackle your goal more effectively, consider using a “Parallel Goal” that works in tandem with your original one.

Analyse Your Flawed Beliefs To Achieve Your Goals

We all hold ourselves back by staying within our comfort zones. By analysing your current beliefs, you might be able to shift them and break free of the ones that cage you.

Whenever You Compare Yourself To Someone On Social Media, Set A Goal

People only post the best parts of their lives on social media, so it’s easy to find ourselves making comparisons. Next time, figure out whether your feelings are telling you to get better at something, and set a goal to do so.

Where To Start When It Feels Like Nothing Is Going Right In Your Life

Everyone has times in their life when they feel demotivated, lost and unhappy. You’re in a rut, and you don’t know how to get out of it. Life may keep piling it on, but here are a few starting points for how you can climb out of your hole and get back on track.

Use The SMART Method To Set Achievable Goals For Your Finances

Deciding you want to save money for an emergency fund, retirement or just for fun is a smart decision. But do you have a plan to get there? Use the SMART method to bridge the gap.

Focus On The First $10,000 When You Start Saving Money

Saving for the long-term is intimidating. If you’re starting out, don’t overwhelm yourself too much. Just focus on getting the first $10,000.

Put A Dollar Value On Goals To Make Them More Actionable

Goals are great, but they can be vague. A goal like “get out of debt”, for example, tells you nothing about how you plan to get there. We’ve discussed how it’s more productive to focus on the process. Putting a dollar value on your goals helps with that.