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Episode #028

Mental Habits: How To Change Your Mind (& Your Life)

In the world of personal development, habit change is a big topic.

It seems that there's a best selling book that comes out every year promising the next big habit change tactic. When we think about habit change, we might think of quitting smoking or implementing a new diet and these are undoubtedly important.

That being said, there's a crucial aspect of our habits that often goes completely overlooked. That is our mental habits. Our habitual thinking patterns and mental responses to life events. 

How do we change our mental habits and habitual responses so that we might live in an entirely new (and hopefully better) way?

In this episode of the ikario podcast, Shane & Ollie discuss the importance of mental habits for creating permanent changes in ones life.

In this episode...

Some of the points covered in today's conversation:

  • The corrosive effect of complaining as a mental habit.
  • Why mental habits are changeable (and how to do this).
  • There is no such thing as a good habit or a bad habit in terms of neuroscience.
  • Gratitude writing & the importance of shifting your mental habits towards appreciation of the positive aspects of your life.
  • The importance of developing the habit of thinking in strategic ways (and how to train your brain to do this).

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Oliver Cowlishaw

About the author

Ollie is an avid pizza connoisseur, accomplished drinker of coffee and lover of soul music. Heavily influenced by Zen & eastern mysticism, his curiosity regarding the human experience is insatiable. Despite having a strong vocabulary, he swears a lot and uses slang phrases ("ollie-isms") that almost nobody understands, not even himself.

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