The 7 Daily Habits of the Heartbroken

2 AM finds you in bed, on your phone. It’s a senseless succession of mind-numbing cat videos, memes, and vlogs. Finger gymnastics. It’s the hour of the heartbroken, the inability to fall asleep after a day of breaking your heart over and over again.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of developing some awful habits that ensured unhappiness, poverty, and sickness.

I just didn’t know any better.

Once I knew better, I did better. I took better care of my mind, my body, and my emotional well-being.

And I’ve discovered this neat trick: happiness is mostly about eliminating the daily habits that break your heart; letting go of certain patterns of action and beliefs that are making us miserable.

Here are seven daily habits that sabotage your happiness and how to get rid of them once and for all.

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These Are The 7 Most Difficult Habits to Master If You Want to Be Successful

People define success in a lot of different ways. To some, success is all about money. Others define success as “the freedom to do and say what you want.”

To me, success means doing my best on a daily basis. It also means feeling that I have an positive impact on the world around me.

To you, maybe success means changing the world around you, or changing just one person.

Success can easily be about conquering the world, or simply conquering your desire to conquer the world.

The truth is, regardless of how you define success, there are certain habits that are essential to you becoming successful.

Success doesn’t just happen. You have to make it happen. And you need to take action on a daily basis to make it happen, even though sometimes you don’t want to do it.

Here are the most difficult habits one has to develop in order to be successful.

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This Is How You Boost Your Productivity Tenfold

What if I were to tell you that doing just one thing could boost your productivity tenfold?

If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, what would happen?

You could spend that hour doing whatever you wanted to, as long as it was self-focused and involved activities that are meant to engage your brain.

That’s all it takes to improve your overall physical and mental well-being, to skyrocket your productivity, motivation, to boost your mood.

Each day’s hour can also be different. It should just be working toward becoming a more thoughtful, livelier, and more positive person.

The following are key themes of how you can spend that time to yield the best results.

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What’s The Point of Having F#ck You Money?

You get up two and a half million dollars, any asshole in the world knows what to do: you get a house with a 25 year roof, an indestructible Jap-economy shitbox, you put the rest into the system at three to five percent to pay your taxes and that’s your base, get me? That’s your fortress of fucking solitude. That puts you, for the rest of your life, at a level of fuck you. Somebody wants you to do something, fuck you. Boss pisses you off, fuck you! Own your house. Have a couple bucks in the bank. Don’t drink. That’s all I have to say to anybody on any social level.

John Goodman, The Gambler

Defined by some as being consumer-debt free and having at enough money in the bank to last you for at least six months with no money coming it, the notion of f#ck you money sounds quite appealing.

But why?

What’s the point of having f#ck you money? Well, besides the obvious, that you can say f#ck you whenever you feel like it, for any reason at all, there are a couple of added benefits to reaching this level of financial independence.

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Warning: Your Belief in The So-Called “Work-Life Balance” Is Actually Ruining Your Life

Work-life balance. Financial freedom. Self-help. Motivation. Lifestyle advice.

The “ten minutes” this or that. The “five steps to” this or that. The easy way. The shortcut you never knew needed.

Building a life you’re proud of.

Somehow managing to come up with more than twenty four hours in a day, so you get to do all the things you want to do. Yay!

There are an awful lot of gurus out there telling you that life can be easy, if only…

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5 Life-Changing Lessons from Steve Jobs

“If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?”

Steve Jobs

Jobs asked this question in his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. He told the audience that he looked in the mirror every morning and asked himself that question, and whenever the answer was “no” for many days in a row, he knew something had to change.

This simple habit reveals a person who was incredibly passionate, disciplined, a true visionary, one who wanted to conquer the world, no matter yet.

Looking at yourself in the mirror, asking a question we all dread means that you are ready to carpe diem, as the Romans used to say. You are ready to do live each day as if it were your last, because one day you’ll most certainly be right.

This brings us to the first lesson we can learn from the genius co-founder of Apple.

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We’re Here to Put a Dent in The Universe

“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”

Steve Jobs

Do you want to know what really grinds my gears? All those who live quiet lives, all those who go to their graves with untold stories, with unfulfilled dreams, with broken hearts.

All those who are afraid of failure.

All the people who are so afraid of falling that they cut down their own wings, never to be able to learn how to fly.

That’s what makes me upset, that’s why I am writing these words.

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An investment in Knowledge Always Pays The Best Interest

“If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

Benjamin Franklin

In November 2012, I could finally call myself a full-time blogger. I was earning anywhere between $100 and $800 per day, averaging an income of between $5,000 to $12,000 per month.

I felt invincible. I felt that there was nothing else I had to do. I had reached the top of the mountain.

I stopped reading other blogs with the goal of improving my own writing, or to be inspired. I stopped reading books. I stopped investing in my education. I stopped investing in myself.

That wasn’t a smart move.

You see, education, learning, knowledge — you lose it if you don’t improve it.

The world is changing at an accelerated pace: even if you’re on the road to success, you will get run over if you aren’t fast enough.

That’s what I didn’t get for most of my life. Education is not something you accumulate and will remain in your head forever. It’s the same as working out: you need to do it on a consistent basis in order to stay in shape.

If you can’t wait to get out college, so you never have to learn anything at all, I am sorry to tell you this, but all the years you’ve spent learning didn’t teach you much.

The more you learn, the more you earn.

The more skills you develop, the easier it is to adapt to an ever-changing economic environment.

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What You Don’t Know about Success

Success is a word gets thrown around a lot. It’s become meaningless. We all want it and the definition of success is different for everyone.

Some of us want a beautiful family life. Some of us want a successful business. Some of us want lots of money so we can exchange it for goods and services.

To make matters worse, society has developed a set of tools to help you become comfortable. To have what you want, when you want it, which is right here, right now.

We have lost track of who we are supposed to be. Life and success are harsh. Unless you are will to fight like hell for what you want, then you’ll never be successful.

Consider this your wake up call!

It’s time to stop fantasizing and do what you have to do to get what you want.

Whatever your definition of success is, you’ll need to have the following 10 elements:

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The 7 Habits of Highly Irresistible People

Irresistible. Defined as “too attractive and tempting to be resisted.

Too powerful.

Too convincing.

Impossible to avoid, to refuse. Impossible to ignore.

Admit it, being “irresistible” is something that sounds pretty awesome. Being that one person in a room full of people everyone listens to, that one person who walks around as if they are wearing a superhero’s cape around their shoulders.

And, contrary to popular belief, being this kind of attractive has little to do with looks. It’s more about habits. The habits you develop.

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