podcast ep 36: future you is so much happier!

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Looking to change some habits? Pretty much anyone who practices yoga is invested in improving their discernment, discipline, and cultivating healthy ways of living. Following up from last episode on willpower, we talk about the psychology of habits, the yoga philosophy of them, and even touch on a summary of Gretchen Rubin's habits read "Better Than Before".

We discuss…

- the Amy Schumer skit about a clothes shop where you shop for your "future size" inspired the title of this episode

- what I forgot to include about willpower last time around, especially the theory of "ego depletion" (running out of willpower)

- karma, samskaras, and other yoga philosophy that should inform how we proceed with behavior in the world

- The Psychology of Habit by Charles Duhigg, what we learn from mental energy and habit formation and what he and The Willpower Instinct reference that may not be true

- a summary of Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin, provided by my friend and peer, Erin Bidlake

- a story to sum up why we're cultivating excellent spiritual practice even in our householder lives (since we may feel like the practice isn't that spiritual!)


Erin Bidlake Yoga

Ego Depletion May Not Be True

Everything is Crumbling (Why Ego Depletion May Not Be True)

The Way of the Householder (The Story of Kaushika the Sage and the Butcher or The Vyadha Gita)

The Four Tendencies Quiz by Gretchen Rubin

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