habits Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“Are Your Frugal Habits Actually Costing You in the Long Run?” – Grow

It’s safe to say that we all love a good deal—so much so that we might fall into bargain-hunting habits that seem more cost-effective than they really are. We’re talking about spending hours clipping coupons to save a couple bucks on groceries, driving to an off-your-route gas station because it’s slightly cheaper or sifting through […]

“11 Little Habits You Didn’t Realize Can Be Signs Of Adult ADHD” – Bustle

If you feel like your constant lateness and total disorganization is getting in the way of your life, it may come as a relief to know that these “bad habits” may be signs of adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). While it’s likely you struggled with it more as a kid, the symptoms of ADHD […]

“Decoding Your Desk: What Does It Say About You?” – HowStuffWorks

Is your cluttered desk a sign of creative genius or total chaos? Experts weigh in.   The eyes might be the windows to the soul, but your desk lets people see right into your brain. OK, maybe that’s a stretch, but it does beg the question: Messy or not, is your desk an accurate reflection […]

"Reset Your Routines" – O the Oprah Magazine

Ready to make big changes this year? Dr. Ben Michaelis provides tips on how to change bad habits and reset your routines for the New Year in the January 2016 issue of the O the Oprah magazine. [Read more]

"4 Weird Ways Early Birds and Night Owls Differ" – Yahoo! Health

Larks seem inclined toward more conventional lifestyles, while night owls often gravitate toward the arts and entrepreneurial endeavors, says Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist and author of “Your Next Big Thing.” “I’ve definitely seen a pattern with people getting more creative inspiration at night,” he says. [Read more]

"How To Kick Your Bad Habits" – Rewire Me

Are you struggling to break a bad habit or inculcating a good one into your life? Maybe you’ve tried quitting smoking to no avail. Perhaps the countless efforts to build the exercise habit haven’t yielded desired results. Take heart: acquiring a habit takes work. But the effort is often successful. Habits in the brain Picture […]