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  • Change Your Life - One Tiny Step at a Time
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    If you are like most people, there is a gap between the person you are and the person you wish to be. There are little things you think you should do and big things you ought to achieve.
    From working out regularly, eating healthy, learning a language, working on your novel, reading more or simply actually doing your hobby instead of browsing reddit.
    But it can seem that to achieve your goals, you have to become a different person. Someone who is consistent, puts in more effort, has discipline and willpower. Maybe you have tried your hardest to be like that. And it worked! For a while. Until you find yourself slipping back into your old ways. In the end, you always seem to fail. And with every failed attempt, you become more and more frustrated and annoyed with yourself.
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Comentários • 11 071

  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  3 meses atrás +4119

    If you want a bit of help on your personal change journey, based on our experiences, the science we read, conversations with experts and beautiful illustrations, get our Habit Journal here: shop-us.kurzgesagt.org/collections/habit
    Not only might it make the process easier, you support us so we can do videos like this one and publish them for free.

    • Happy Family
      Happy Family 14 dias atrás

      Please Kurzgesagt. Can I translate to Mongolian this Video?. I wish help somebody.

    • Yazjemal Rejepova
      Yazjemal Rejepova 22 dias atrás

      Can you contact me please, I have an idea that I think is new in this field?

    • Kessd
      Kessd Mês atrás

      Can you sometimes make a video about dopaminergic system? People would understand habit forming, addictions and behavior so much better. I think its in the top10 most important things in life to understand.

    • getrekt
      getrekt Mês atrás

      8:49 if kurzgesagt actually made a show called quack tales Im sure it would be the best show for kids to exist

    • Okay Okay
      Okay Okay Mês atrás

      Here’s how to be a people pleaser

  • Monsif Arf
    Monsif Arf 3 meses atrás +26993

    “Change is a direction, not a destination.” really like this sentence

    • Shiori TANASE
      Shiori TANASE 7 dias atrás

      Agree!!

    • Zineb naili
      Zineb naili 7 dias atrás

      @Slpdart same for me

    • Awami Health TV
      Awami Health TV 16 dias atrás

      Only change can change everything.

    • trilogy
      trilogy 23 dias atrás

      holy shit shm

    • 🌟 Wander the Nomad
      🌟 Wander the Nomad 24 dias atrás

      @Jon Pale first of all, not all people on the internet follow grammar rules perfectly when making comments. Second of all, shouldn't the r in "really" be capitalized too? And shouldn't there be a period after the word "sentence"?
      All I'm saying is that even when two people have similar, or even the same, thoughts, and they make a comment about it, it's never exactly the same, whether through grammar, capitalization, word choice, etc.
      An example would be like:
      "change is a direction not a destination"
      love that sentence
      It's essentially the same thought and opinion, but worded ever so slightly different because of the differences of the person commenting. So when it's exactly the same as another person's comment, it's more likely that it's copy-pasted, rather than just two people thinking the same thing and commenting it.

  • Alexandre Bonet
    Alexandre Bonet 2 meses atrás +1502

    I'm a French nurse, specialise in addiction. For the last month I've been explaining my patient how habits works thanks to your simple but yet very effective video.... I already saw some radical changes in my patient behaviour... Thanks for that, so much. Cant' wait for the french translation so that all my patient can see and understand it... And hopefully change for the best.
    Thanks Kurzgesagt for the years of fun fact and serious question about life and univers. You guys are the best!

    • jacob finkelman
      jacob finkelman 11 dias atrás

      ​@xd ae It's about actually managing to form a new habit that lasts on the long term. For that to happen you need to do it frequently enough, and if the activity is at least partially pleasurable that's more likely to happen. It's not even the main point of the vdeo, just a possible suggestion.
      If I want to start a new habit with something simple and manageable like ten minutes of stationary bike every day (which doesn't do much in terms of working out by itself, but it can be a good small initial step), it may be easier for me, depending on how my brain is wired, to do it while watching an episode of some TV show.
      If someone finds their balance doing taxes while waiting for Civilization V to load, good for them. It doesn't necessarily imply that the game must be an addiction, or something they do way too much for their own good, it can just mean that it's a pleasurable activity, and if, while doing that, they manage to get their taxes done, which didn't happen before because they used to get bored and distracted, doing the taxes will become increasingly easier, video game or not, because it'll be something they're more used to.
      Shooting up heroin is not exactly a proper comparison.

    • Jack Alope
      Jack Alope Mês atrás

      @randomics you think French people can read their language? They’re just as confused about what they’re reading as everyone else.

    • not_ herobrine
      not_ herobrine Mês atrás +1

      whoever has been advertising microdosing shrooms on instagram on this particular comment has been excersicing peak irony

    • Alex Schwarz
      Alex Schwarz Mês atrás +4

      @xd ae I think you did indeed miss the point of this video. Also, while habit changes are a part of battling an addiction, it only so happens to be important in that context. Especially quitting a substance addiction has far more components to it. This is not a video about quitting an addiction.

    • GlacialBlast
      GlacialBlast Mês atrás +4

      @xd ae you missed the point of the video so hard.

  • babalardaanlar
    babalardaanlar 2 meses atrás +617

    "Don't try to convince yourself, just do it!" this sentence just helped to me to take first step to change!

  • Luke
    Luke 3 meses atrás +636

    Pretty accurate. I got into exercise by just automatically driving to the gym after work. Then I wouldn't let myself leave until I went in and did at least one exercise. Then afterwards, I was always like "well, I've already started, and I'd look silly if I left now... I may as well finish the whole workout". It still surprises me how effective that strategy was for me. It might not work for everyone, but I encourage giving it a try if you want to exercise regularly. And he's right. The first few weeks were miserable. Now, not getting my scheduled exercise in is miserable. The human brain is amazing.

    • Dorian
      Dorian 5 dias atrás

      I paid for the entire year gym membership upfront because fitness I decided has to be a part of my life. The first month I went twice. I went a week the second month and had an emergency appendectomy and had to take 6 weeks off. After recovery, I went back but this time decided that 20 minutes out of 24 hours in a day is nothing to be able to dedicate to fitness. My body does so much for me, I can dedicate 20 minutes to help maintain it. So, 20 minutes each and everyday. Some days I stretched, most days I worked on the rope exercise because I didn’t know what to do, but I know the rope works a good amount of muscles. Also, it never ended up being 20 minutes always more. After 3 weeks, I started going to the gym when I woke up and in the evening. I feel like an alcoholic when I say it, but I have been going to the gym just about everyday for the past two months. I really feel great for it, too.
      I’m trying to apply this to other things to get my life back together. Getting in the gym was a big first step for me. It’s true. Small steps and just keep doing it even when it sucks. When you push through that’s when you grow, it applies to working out as well.

    • Suripat Patsuri
      Suripat Patsuri 15 dias atrás +1

      How never going back to gym: listen to the conversation people engage in these places. That gave me the reason to never go back to a gym. So I exercise at home. That was before Bluetooth earphones so...

    • 啊啊啊
      啊啊啊 Mês atrás +4

      This! I tell myself to just show up and do three machines or run for like 10 minutes, and usually by then I’m warmed up and already feel good to keep going.

    • Sipo
      Sipo Mês atrás +3

      @IlIlIlIlIlIlIlIlIlIlIl IlIlIlIlIlIlIlIlIlIlIl tbh even pay or become the member of gym still has a chance of failure, depends on the person, i've read some ppl on the internet said it, so we really need additional tricks, i guess

    • SilverSkye
      SilverSkye Mês atrás +14

      Something that worked for me too was listening to an audio book at the gym, but I could ONLY listen to it there! So if I wanted to know what happened next in the story... I had to go to the gym! I also found setting a realistic goal then a bonus goal helped... a bit of brain trickery there but ... basically I'd love to go 3x a week! But making that my goal lead to a lot of "failure" feelings if I only went 2x.... so I adjusted my goal to be 2x so I always meet it, and 3x is a bonus! HUMAN BRAINS man.... so crazy XD

  • اقرأ لى كتابًا Read to me a book

    Any thing begin difficult but with the continuing become routine, That you can do it easier ♥️

    • Deutsch mit Purple
      Deutsch mit Purple Mês atrás

      What a beautiful message, my friend. Thanks for sharing ❤❤

  • PhantomStrider
    PhantomStrider 3 meses atrás +4720

    "It gets easier. But you've got to do it everyday. That's the hard part." Really appreciated this video.

    • Angelo Nikola
      Angelo Nikola 3 meses atrás

      @Mees Sommerdijk yesssss

    • Jaren Whitehouse
      Jaren Whitehouse 3 meses atrás

      "That's the thing about life: it's every fucking day" - Gary Gulman

    • Richard F. Stripe
      Richard F. Stripe 3 meses atrás

      I was immediately reminded of that quote at 9:18 glad to see someone else was too!

    • Pammy
      Pammy 3 meses atrás

      @Mees Sommerdijk Yes, it is

    • GorGob
      GorGob 3 meses atrás

      hard part is staying motivated

  • Matthieu Cordon
    Matthieu Cordon 3 meses atrás +340

    I would add something that I’m trying to apply to myself :
    Don’t look up at the mountain, but look rather down you path calmely. And forget about time.
    You will do this, no matter how long, how far, how hard it seems to be, at first.

    • NiJo26
      NiJo26 18 dias atrás

      honestly this has been helping me try to jog more than a few feet - i look at something like a mailbox or tree and make it a goal to jog up to that at least, then I refuse to look back up, only the path in front of me, focus on breathing, and then when I get tired and slow down I look up and have been more often surprised that I went past the goal object. Small steps.

    • julia floit
      julia floit Mês atrás

      This is lovely

    • Trupti Karjinni
      Trupti Karjinni Mês atrás +3

      “Forget about time.” Love this

    • Trupti Karjinni
      Trupti Karjinni Mês atrás +2

      I love this, especially a calm acceptance about it. Working from a quiet surrender to this new habit.

    • Hanasei Levinus
      Hanasei Levinus 2 meses atrás +2

      @marabaya donx12 enjoy the view of the problems building up in front of you? lol
      in all seriousness, you can only enjoy sightseeing the mountains only when you have a good place to look at them.

  • Diego Lucano
    Diego Lucano 2 meses atrás +120

    My first ever online purchase using my own money without consulting my parents (I just turned 18 btw so they expect me to be making my own decisions by now. When I told them what it was, they were overjoyed). After watching this video, I felt so abnormally motivated to buy this book for my future adulting days, but I also felt great supporting your channel and everything you do. Your fabulous high quality productions and insightful information is truly appreciated, and I have never been happier buying anything else in my life. Thank you!

    • UnderclassRising
      UnderclassRising 7 dias atrás +3

      That was nice to read. The fact that you're 18 and already taking an interest in self-development is awesome, and puts you on the right track immediately. Don't rush yourself on any goal, it's hard for all of us. In my experience you don't ever truly feel like an "adult", you just need to keep striving to being the best version of yourself you can be. You'll realize at 25 how young you really were at 18. And then again at 30, and so on. We never stop evolving.

    • UnderclassRising
      UnderclassRising 7 dias atrás

      @Map Of The Soul: Tag Me What...? Yes, it does. At least it should.

    • Map Of The Soul: Tag Me
      Map Of The Soul: Tag Me Mês atrás +2

      I am a 22 year old girl and I don't even buy stuff with my own money. Just because I am an adult now, it doesn't mean I have to change from 17 and before.

    • Johnson_Spores on Instagram
      Johnson_Spores on Instagram 2 meses atrás +1

      Look up ☝️☝️that handle, she’s got the best tips and helps. I’ve microdosed shrooms for about 6 months now and it has really helped my anxiety and depression and I’ll recommend it for anyone

  • Khyrberos
    Khyrberos 3 meses atrás +110

    The timing on this one is uncanny... Was just going through a lot of this stuff recently (well, more like "have been for years" but some of it came to a head recently), and I resonate with a lot of this. Instant gratification is so difficult to avoid.

    • Eysox
      Eysox Mês atrás +4

      @Max4Z Doing it as the exact same time everyday is a trigger. If you have other triggers, you don't need to

    • Max4Z
      Max4Z 2 meses atrás +2

      Does the habit need to be at the exact same time everyday?

  • Ample Wise
    Ample Wise 24 dias atrás +3

    the very first habit should be, Sleep early and wake up early. This can achieved easily for younger people, and gets harder as you age, but once achieved, it will open up possibilities of bigger changes. Great informative video, thanks 😇

  • Gal Danino
    Gal Danino 3 meses atrás +3371

    Just the first 30 seconds of this video felt like a complete personal attack on me. that was incredibly accurate.

    • Michael Diaz
      Michael Diaz 27 dias atrás

      😂

    • ImaDuck
      ImaDuck Mês atrás

      you too huh?

    • R D
      R D Mês atrás +1

      Wait till you discover Jordan Peterson.

    • Azzam El Zahidin
      Azzam El Zahidin Mês atrás +1

      @Gerydome damn bruh, i didn't see it untill you say it😔

    • Gerydome
      Gerydome Mês atrás +1

      @Azzam El Zahidin Or bigger things, like those on "opzz xsin" profile picture

  • Victoria A
    Victoria A 2 meses atrás +35

    Man, I have not watched a video this relatable in a while. I have been stuck in the same place for years. I desperately want to change and be a completely different person from my current self, but I've been feeling for a while that maybe that is the wrong approach. Learning to like myself for going in a chosen direction rather than loathing myself for not being where I want to be yet seems like a much healthier way to deal. Thanks so much for this video -- I really needed to hear it.

    • Finwaell
      Finwaell 2 meses atrás +3

      life is like a career. you don't start out as a ceo, you start as a coworker in the warehouse. but that doesn't mean being in the starting position is bad or not fun or dishonorable. doing nothing is.

  • Ruaan Grobler
    Ruaan Grobler Mês atrás +25

    Needed this. Been struggling with willpower for personal projects and health goals due to big life changes and heavy work load. Thank you. Also made me remember the runner in Bojack Horseman: 'It gets easier, but the trick is, you have to do it every day'. Love your work, thanks.

  • Juan Santos Olmedo
    Juan Santos Olmedo Mês atrás +9

    Started tearing up a little bit because it’s exactly what I went through when I started working out last year. Was doing really well for a couple months until I reverted back and got used to my bad habits. The tips and tricks they mention really do work, and with some new knowledge from the video I may be able to start pursuing my goals and lose weight but not revert back this time :) may also have to get the cute journal too lol

  • Hassan Selim
    Hassan Selim 2 meses atrás +116

    It would be great if you could follow this up with another video about how mental health and conditions like ADHD affect this (how it affects your routine-building part and its energy).
    As someone diagnosed with ADHD, I feel like I have less energy to create these routines, and even well-established habits can be lost pretty quickly if something interrupts it for a few days (eg: I managed to go on 5 km walks every day for 4 months, then I spent a week with my family in another city, and I've lost that habit completely).
    Also, I can either do something every day or never at all, doing something once a week or every two days seems impossible because my sense of time is screwed, I can't have triggers like waking up or eating or other daily activities, but I don't have a trigger for certain days of the week. So something like showering always takes tons of energy to initiate every time.

    • NiJo26
      NiJo26 18 dias atrás +2

      LITERALLY, like I still have only one (1) episode or 1 more season of some shows that i was intensely into but maybe I had a game night or had other plans one weekend and now it's been years and the motivation absolutely isnt there to finish it. And that's watching a show, that's not chores or something on my to do list that's less fun!

    • Bjornarya
      Bjornarya Mês atrás +1

      @noi I have been feeling like this my whole life, got myself into a profession that I loved but not any more and now i doubt if i will ever be able to stick to something in my life or will i keep on suffering till i die.

    • noi
      noi Mês atrás +6

      rant incoming/ tw
      i am diagnosed with clinical depression (although i suspect something in the direction of adhd may also be there) so i feel you. i can build up a habit over months and then a depressive episode hits, i don't have energy for it and afterwards i decide there's no point doing something that drains me to the extent that it makes me want to die. no matter how enjoyable something is, if i force myself to do it for too long, it becomes terrible. i hate it so much. i can't have hobbies that require effort. i barely survived school and now i have to find a job. i can still feel joy when i'm doing low-effort, high-dopamine things, but oh my god. it's not even just 'productive' things - i also can't even stick with videogames for long if they require a lot of effort. i can't stand videos like these because i've been told the same things over and over, and it never works for long, and neurotypicals act like they relate but they've never wanted to die over some fucking tasks or the sheer thought of them. i want to do so many things, and i don't think i will ever be able to.

    • Duygu Bayram
      Duygu Bayram Mês atrás +4

      Doing something every 2 days makes it feel like those 2 days are a whole 1 day and it makes me really sick of the task.

    • feral
      feral Mês atrás +2

      I’m autistic and ADHD and brushing my teeth has always been tricky. It’s nearly impossible now without the routine of school or a job. Keeping a toothbrush in the shower helps, but sensory issues make showering difficult too.
      I’m trying to start a business (selling nails on Etsy) because I can’t work a regular job, but even that has been extremely difficult. It’d be easier if my supplies were at home, but due to limited space and the smell, I’m using my in-laws’ basement as a workshop. It’s only a 15-minute drive, but the whole process (plus having to consider their own routines/time) just makes it harder. I’m most energetic/motivated at night, but I can’t come over at 10 and leave by 7am or something. If I had all my stuff here, I could just go full goblin and work on my brain’s terms.
      I’m burnt out and severely traumatized after 25 years without a proper diagnosis/understanding. I got married/moved out and gained/lost 2 jobs right before the pandemic. I can’t get SSI or anything because I’m married and don’t have even job experience. The job experience I do have only made my trauma worse since I could never get any proper accommodations, and the ones I did get were met with scrutiny and distrust.
      So not only would good routines/habits help improve my life overall, those same routines/habits constitute some of my worst triggers.
      I know all the usual time strategies; set alarms, change times, blah blah. Those are fine in the short-term but hard to maintain. And the energy needed even for that often has to get reallocated to energy for social nuances and expectations at a job. And if the weather is bad or seasons are changing? Forget it, I have nothing to give.
      For the past few years, it’s a miracle if I can do even one ‘useful’ thing in a week. I need to build good routines/habits, but they’re all such immediate concerns that I feel I don’t have the luxury of tackling just one at a time.
      Money’s getting tight, my husband is overworked, and I’m terrified.

  • nymnaro
    nymnaro 3 meses atrás +5123

    “Reddit is occasionally mildly entertaining”
    I’ve never heard it described so well before

    • Alex Roselle
      Alex Roselle 5 dias atrás

      @高若嵩 r/outside, Reddit's favorite game

    • Alex Roselle
      Alex Roselle 5 dias atrás

      r/occasionallymildlyentertaining
      So true! Like all social media sites, it's an intermittent random reward cycle, which is known to science to be the most habit-forming (like a slot machine for our eyeballs)

    • Volo
      Volo Mês atrás

      @F AND I’m just trying my new place and and I’m just now trying trying my new one ☝️ my kids go home 🏡 I’m trying not sleep 🛌 but I’ll call 📱 tomorrow and I will give give her some time and let me know what

    • Deutsch mit Purple
      Deutsch mit Purple Mês atrás

      👍👍

  • Maya Melina
    Maya Melina 3 meses atrás +13

    I really appreciate the positive videos. I’ve been a fan for a long while and being a major pessimist hearing positive reinforcement from these videos has been surprisingly comforting. I will try to implement these lessons into my life. 💜

    • bowen voowy
      bowen voowy 3 meses atrás

      This is exactly what I needed today. Really clicked for me that my planner is doing the heavy lifting and I’m inspired to shift that to habit.

  • Super G
    Super G Mês atrás +12

    Thank you so much!!! There was a lot of things that I wanted to do this summer but didn’t bc of falling back into bad habits. Even if I can’t finish my goals before school starts, I will try to ease my way into doing it

  • Robert Lembo
    Robert Lembo 3 meses atrás +21

    I bought the hardcover version already, but I’d love a digital version so I could erase a habit once it’s thoroughly ingrained and begin a new journey. Thanks for all you guys do! ❤️❤️❤️

  • dysamoria
    dysamoria 2 dias atrás

    Having not seen this one until now, I found it reassuring that one of the suggestions was what I was actively doing while watching: exercising. It's an incredibly difficult habit to develop, and occupying my brain during mindless physical motions with videos like this or The Late Show has been invaluable for making exercise inside (where it's the most boring) as emotionally frictionless as possible.

  • Mike Basti
    Mike Basti 3 meses atrás +1452

    “Change is a direction, not a destination”.
    Very powerful quote.

  • Let's Talk Tech
    Let's Talk Tech 4 dias atrás +1

    Ohhhhh how I want that gratitude journal. I speak out about gratitude almost daily and how it can literally change your life and heal trauma. I need to buy this journal. You guys do such a beautiful job on your videos as well. I just really appreciate y'all 😌

  • Cloud 7
    Cloud 7 Mês atrás +1

    I actually help patients in this exact same way if they're experiencing demotivating depression. We call it Behavioural Activation and it's a form of CBT 😁

  • Komal Singh
    Komal Singh 18 dias atrás +1

    " From a habit to a routine, From a trail to a highway" - This video just really hits you in a different way!
    It is so confronting yet so motivating.

  • guilherme sviech
    guilherme sviech 2 meses atrás +6

    just an important reminder for fellow neurodivergent people: this video does not describe your process too well, it is just a general theory without specifics to each person. you should definitely still try and work hard, but do not feel guilty if it doesn't work out perfectly. as an example, i know that if i try to follow this blindly, my depression will make it feel too draining and i will fail to do it some days, and then i will be left feeling like a failure and even less prone to trying to change. also my ocd will make me need to do the things in the exact same environment/triggers everytime, stopping me from doing the routine if anything changes, and again making me feel even worse

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 3 meses atrás +456

    This video is near perfect

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Mês atrás

    "Changing is not the destination. It's a direction"
    Thank you for your video! Your video is very informative. I learnt that we should find the best way to cultivate a habit by making it as a rountine everyday. It might be easy to start at the beginning, especially first few weeks. However, it should be known that determination is the key to success. All the best for those who wish to make a change in their lives!

  • Francesca Prosino
    Francesca Prosino 3 meses atrás +13

    You guys are so helpful and genuine, I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for me and for others on your channel.

  • HowDoIHorse
    HowDoIHorse 3 meses atrás

    Absolutely love this video!!! This channel always delves into questions in an interesting and engaging way, and that energy being channeled into a video of overcoming self destruction and becoming a better person is exactly what me and I imagine many others need. Brilliant work as always, I would love to see more videos tackling topics like this in the future! You guys rock!!!!!

  • Jarno Sarhamaa
    Jarno Sarhamaa 2 meses atrás +4

    I've been going through a lot lately, and this video filled me with dread. Today I had a lovely evening with friends, and I think I'm ready to embrace change after all these years. Lets watch! 🖤

  • xrrxy vvoi
    xrrxy vvoi 3 meses atrás +2639

    "It gets easier. But you've got to do it everyday. That's the hard part." Really appreciated this video.

    • Chevalier Lelion
      Chevalier Lelion Mês atrás +6

      @Bibhan Debiswas What is this a crossover episode?

    • Deutsch mit Purple
      Deutsch mit Purple Mês atrás

      I totally agree with you, my friend. I hope we can reach our goals what we want 😊😊

    • Normal person
      Normal person 2 meses atrás +10

      It's a bojack horseman reference!

    • Johnson_Spores on Instagram
      Johnson_Spores on Instagram 2 meses atrás +1

      Look up ☝️☝️that handle, she’s got the best tips and helps. I’ve microdosed shrooms for about 6 months now and it has really helped my anxiety and depression and I’ll recommend it for anyone

    • With kookie
      With kookie  2 meses atrás

      Yeeees

  • Ricky McChicken
    Ricky McChicken Mês atrás

    I really needed this today, I've been really struggling with healthy habits and it's been affecting my mental health greatly. Thank you for making it so clear!

  • Inquerity
    Inquerity 3 meses atrás +10

    Incredible, I've been stuck in rut of easily getting distracted, and this is exactly the kind of video I needed right now.

  • Nancy Solari
    Nancy Solari Mês atrás +1

    I loved this video! Changing your life can start with little steps!

  • Nicolas Rodriguez
    Nicolas Rodriguez Mês atrás +1

    Thank you! I just showed this video to my girlfriend who is having a hard time changing some bad habits, and she loved it! We even bought the Habit Journal for her

  • Hixe
    Hixe 3 meses atrás +1100

    Im not even joking, Kurzgesagt explains everything so strategically and logically, and really places the same idea in one's mind which teachers and etc. have been trying for so long. I can't believe how motivated I am currently to also leave all my bad habits.

    • Ayesha Sajid
      Ayesha Sajid 3 meses atrás

      Hixe, IKR!!

    • Alejandro Alvarez
      Alejandro Alvarez 3 meses atrás

      @Onyx You´re totally right

    • Bjørn Tudsborg-Petersen
      Bjørn Tudsborg-Petersen 3 meses atrás

      @Thony hi im a little high, but i noticed it sounds like youre saying that mad = evil? omg im so nitpicky. sorry i just started commenting again. but yeah: you cant beat that german efficiency and thouroughneuss

    • Glitch
      Glitch 3 meses atrás

      This has helped me to take challenges and failures as a result of old habits and gives me more motivation to quit them

    • TheyCalledMeT
      TheyCalledMeT 3 meses atrás

      don't reach for the stars, one small step a time ;)

  • BeebsTheWeird
    BeebsTheWeird 6 dias atrás

    "Please bear in mind you don't need to buy anything to work on yourself. This is optional"
    that makes me want to get the book even more

  • hen ko
    hen ko 3 meses atrás +1

    comforting. I will try to implement these lessons into my life. 💜

  • Samuel Camacho
    Samuel Camacho Mês atrás

    love this team and what it does to keep things fresh yet true

  • Vinit
    Vinit Mês atrás

    Since the past couple of months got busy with my life. Today it was very refreshing watching your videos. Thank you, team. I'm grateful.

  • Dime
    Dime 3 meses atrás +1137

    “Change is a direction, not a destination.”
    Many people that have watched this video will carry this quote with them, and that’s a wonderful thing. This video is near perfect.

    • purewaterruler
      purewaterruler 3 meses atrás

      @Dominic H. No it doesn't imply that those actions are the things you can do. You simply misinterpreted the video. He chose those actions because they are common examples of things people want to do to improve themselves.
      The only thing the video says is, given a goal, how do I change. You took the wrong implication from the video because of your own experience and your own current feelings.
      I completely agree with you that the things you need to do should be directed at the type of person you want to be, and directed at problems that cause you plight. None of that contradicts the video at all.

    • TheBlackLodge
      TheBlackLodge 3 meses atrás

      @Darius Bostic I basically need electroshock therapy or even a lobotomy to accept all this. Or you know go back in time and be dropped as a baby multiple times.

    • Chameleon EDM
      Chameleon EDM 3 meses atrás

      @Roberto Acuña polo Completely agree with you, thank you for putting it in other words. Hopefully it can bring understanding to others.
      We are always changing, humans like to lie to ourselves and pretend change isn't constant when in reality the only constant IS change. Understanding how to direct that, for whatever reason, is of such importance

    • Roberto Acuña polo
      Roberto Acuña polo 3 meses atrás

      @Chameleon EDM I agree with you and I would like to add a couple of things​. Many people have been suffering for some reason and maybe performing external changes (like doing something they would like to do) could help them. But here is the trick, the video is about treating change as a direction NOT as a destination.
      What I'm trying to say is that maybe the habit that some people need to perform is going to psychologist or improve their mental health with SMALL changes. So in this case, change means === improve mental health. There are many professionals that can help with this if you DECIDE that you want to change.
      Change is part of our nature and it start when you decide, nothing stays the same forever and many people know this. The big problem is that they don't know how to do it, and that's why this video is helpful

    • Darius Bostic
      Darius Bostic 3 meses atrás

      For anyone reading this: JESUS loves you so much that HE gave up HIS own life for you on the cross, and if you repent of your sins, and accept HIM as Lord and Savior, you will become a Christian, and you will have everlasting life...

  • Vera F
    Vera F 3 meses atrás +22

    The quote at 9:18-9:29 timestamp holds a special place in my heart. It's very similar to a quote from a jogging baboon in Bojack Horseman-which helped me through some tough times. Thank you for the encouraging video!

    • Vera F
      Vera F 3 meses atrás +1

      @Diana Piesak yess sadly that’s true :(

    • Diana Piesak
      Diana Piesak 3 meses atrás +1

  • The Plantastic Nerd
    The Plantastic Nerd 2 meses atrás +1

    No, I wanna thank YOU for all this amazing information you put out every week. I have been following you for a while and you definitely are one of my favourite channels! Dankeschön!

  • Ujjwal Pawar
    Ujjwal Pawar Mês atrás +2

    I'm in love with the animations through which you make us realize the whole concept.

  • Rishi Goyal
    Rishi Goyal Mês atrás

    Interestingly, the same content as of this video was discussed by my therapy instructor, when I was struggling with bad habits last year. Thank you!

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache 3 meses atrás +10603

    I love how Kurzgesagt can change up their content to help people out with their goals by breaking down the science behind the brain’s patterns when it comes to triggers and habits, then offering genuine helpful advice on how to achieve our goals effectively. Like they’ve mentioned, in order to change is by making little goals and little changes because your progress will accumulate over time through consistency. Just experiment and find out what works for you since it’s different with everyone. This is a really nice video.

    • Nah
      Nah 3 meses atrás

      "It's just business."
      "Money can't buy happiness? Only someone born rich would agree with that."
      "It's expensive to be poor. But when you're rich, they just give you things."
      "Power can be bought, much like loyalty."
      "Wealth writes the laws that governments enforce."
      "I used to have rivals, now I have business partners."
      "Progress comes at a price others aren't willing to pay."
      "Throw scraps to the hungry, and they thank you for the feast."
      "My profit, your loss."
      "Money talks."

    • a cats
      a cats 3 meses atrás +1

      @Myphor It takes me less than 30 seconds to type a reply, it isn't bothering me much. The entire point of replies is to express your opinion on the comment.

    • Myphor
      Myphor 3 meses atrás

      @a cats it’s his way of getting subscribers. It shouldn’t bother you.

    • a cats
      a cats 3 meses atrás +1

      @Myphor Because it's kind of goofy how comments that don't really say anything get so many likes and get prioritised over actually interesting takes.

    • Myphor
      Myphor 3 meses atrás

      @a cats why do you care what a total random stranger does on the internet?

  • Lizandra Marinho
    Lizandra Marinho Mês atrás

    Espero que esse vídeo tenha um dia tradução em português, mas mesmo assistindo em inglês senti boas coisas positivas vindo até mim, obrigada pelo vídeo.

  • Chaitanya Kunta
    Chaitanya Kunta 2 meses atrás +1

    This video is awesome, but I'm sure if one changes to a disciplined being consistently, then the inner confidence and clarity develops right away, which makes individual achievements to come true. So, *Go for this change guys*😁

  • Xbladey
    Xbladey Mês atrás +2

    I love the animating style! Simple and satisfying

  • Enenra •
    Enenra • 2 meses atrás +1

    Thank you Kurzgesagt… for everything 🥲
    I’ll do my very best! 😊

  • Destructor EFX
    Destructor EFX 3 meses atrás +903

    I go to the GYM since 2014, I won't go only if I'm sick or traveling. The option of not going doesn't exist for me, it gets easier with time!

    • Rishith Singh
      Rishith Singh 3 meses atrás

      @WASDLeftClick Doing something along with exercises that you like, like listening to music,audiobooks or podcast might help. It helped me

    • eggrollsoup
      eggrollsoup 3 meses atrás

      @Olga Hein damn having a home gym must be nice, the biggest thing that keeps me from going some days is drivingn 20 mins to get there

    • Sunset
      Sunset 3 meses atrás

      @WASDLeftClick start with what you love the most,even if it is for 10 mins,a sport that you played,or just walking while listening music, cycling, anything that has a memory attached to it,maybe you loved lifting stuff in home, and took a bit of pride in it, start doing it in the gym,you don't have to be fast,you just have to be,pace builds up over time, trust me, I was obese for as far as I know,but it all changed in an year, starting was tough,but once you enjoy your process, it's really how this video explains,toddler takes over,and it goes on autopilot

    • Alrah Free
      Alrah Free 3 meses atrás

      @WASDLeftClick have a why, just ask yourself "why am I doing this?" "why am I exercising?" for me it's because I don't want to be weak as I was and I want to prove myself that I can be stronger and nothing can stop me, your "why" should be big because this is not a small thing to implement

    • Alrah Free
      Alrah Free 3 meses atrás

      @Olga Hein tbh bro Chloe ting will be impressed if a muscle is contracted

  • privv. unorthodox
    privv. unorthodox Mês atrás

    This is my first time watching your channel and I already love it! keep up the good work ☺️

  • James s
    James s 2 meses atrás +2

    This was excellent cheers, works wonders for depression maybe send it to a few clinics.. it actually gives you ideas.
    I'm legally blind and was once in a w/chair and i love playing neuro test on myself and others.. changing small things to build adaptive pathways through many muscle centres..
    Great work.. thank you .

  • Supremabit Gameplay
    Supremabit Gameplay 2 meses atrás +1

    Este vídeo é um presente do Universo. Gratidão!!!!

  • Deepankar Samal
    Deepankar Samal Mês atrás

    You guys make countless people learn and change themselves. ❤️

  • Tomasz Ż
    Tomasz Ż 3 meses atrás +1382

    I would add 2 things to this:
    1. Start with one change at the time. Life is short but it's easier to start small, drastic change will make things worse
    2. Regarding bad habits - like checking reddit/insta/anything - remember that you stand against whole teams that design this to be more time consuming, so try to avoid it but be understanding for yourself

    • demon in denim
      demon in denim 3 meses atrás

      @Christian Taylor reading this at 6am... man i think my priority rn is to work on getting a sleep habit.

    • Christian Taylor
      Christian Taylor 3 meses atrás +1

      Instead of doing all that, literally just get good sleep and it fixes everything. Seriously. Try it.

    • B
      B 3 meses atrás +2

      The challenge on Reddit is too not get too into the comments, which is the main purpose of it. You have to keep reminding yourself there are only a few types of responses to mosts posts there so there is no need to read through dozens or hundreds of comments, most saying the same things. Even worse is getting in a habit of commenting a lot on top of that. Writing decent comments takes time and there are often already many variations of what you want to say already made. If you are in a discussion about something that means a lot to you or you know a lot of about, it's tempting to comment a lot to try to influence the discussion more but that eats up a lot of time and within a day, no one is reading the discussion anymore, even a new discussion on the same topic may have popped up.

    • demon in denim
      demon in denim 3 meses atrás

      @Akshat Singhania that's not to say the creators are the bad part, or the website itself necessarily. the websites not inherently "bad", but they can fuel bad habits. one of my habits is watching a Kurzgesagt video which is triggered by a youtube notification on my phone. I wouldn't call that a bad habit, because I'm not wasting away my time on BRclip and it's not taking priority over other important things. It's just a habit that I watch Kurzgesagt when I have spare time. As long as its not consistently taking away from important good habits, I'm okay with that.

    • Master of Entropy
      Master of Entropy 3 meses atrás

      On your second point it has been shown that internet or internet related addiction disorders (e.g. online gambiling addiction, internet pornography addiction, social media addiction, videogame addiction etc...) can be as serious and prevalent in the exposed population as much as alcohol use disorder or cocaine use disorder. We should use the internet cautiously.

  • Emmanuel Paulino
    Emmanuel Paulino 2 meses atrás +1

    Always loving your videos, learning the why is always helpful

  • Francis Xavier Alvarez Gomez

    My god, this video its amazing!!! I read a book about all of this and the way you explain it its as always, incredibly beautiful! I wish you could make the spanish version of this one! I know so many people in my country who need to see it!

  • Franciszek Serwa
    Franciszek Serwa 3 meses atrás +1

    That's a fantastic piece of work! I love it and it really makes you understand how things works :D
    One thing bugs me though - in 3:00 minute you say "imagine routines as executed by a wise planner" - routines, that is sequences of actions which we undertake without even thinking about them. But then in 5:22 we have an information "you need your wise planner to think big thoughts, paralell parking and paying taxes". It does sound a bit contradictory. Could you clarify this one?
    Love

  • maryam hamdi
    maryam hamdi 16 horas atrás

    this is probably one of the best self help videos i've seen... all respect and i love your channel ❤❤❤❤

  • Roanoke Gaming
    Roanoke Gaming 3 meses atrás +4214

    Neuroplasticity is consistently the most interesting part of the human experience, As always great video Kurzgesagt

    • J B
      J B 3 meses atrás

      @Jesus Saves! You misunderstand why I'm bothered. It's not that I want to sin. It's that I can never forgive what's already been done to me, and how it's going to get so much worse. If Jesus is real, then I cannot adequately express what I feel about him. BRclip would censor me out of existence. I'm less bothered if I assume I'm not being deliberately tortured. Also I don't appreciate that you're both infecting and insulting people.

    • Maxawe Some
      Maxawe Some 3 meses atrás +1

      Yeah, unfortunately my brain is broken, I can't create useful habits.

    • quant the fabulous • 7 years ago
      quant the fabulous • 7 years ago 3 meses atrás

      @Tyler Gilzinger 🤣🤣

    • SongBird
      SongBird 3 meses atrás

      @Commenting Channel I don't think you're giving the brain enough credit. I'm not scientist but its to my understanding that your brain holds onto a enormous amount of information that isn't necessarily accessible to your conscious mind. They call it intuition, the ability to subconsciously recognize patterns based on past experiences and then come to an immediate conclusion without always being able to explain why. Its the opposite of rationality and yet its contributed to pretty much every breakthrough in human history. Its healthy it maintain a little skepticism but you would be doing a yourself a disservice by rejecting that part of the thought process.

    • Mature Enough
      Mature Enough 3 meses atrás +1

      @noob19087 It’s also a means of taking control of your environment, often times found as a coping mechanism for when one’s environment is out of their control.

  • mrjtgriffin
    mrjtgriffin 3 meses atrás +10

    I've been working on this exact style of changing habits for about 15 years. I've found you do get better and better at more quickly implementing habits the more you do this method.

  • Tony Givenchy
    Tony Givenchy 3 meses atrás +3

    I've been using triggers to do stuff I like and try on improve on all the time... like drawing and cooking..It never occurred to me that I should do this for everything to make everything I'm doing that I strain with more fun..like my studies or new activities..very educative episode

  • Ronda D. Shirley, MBA, MS, LMFT

    This is great! One tiny step at a Time it is. No need for immediate big steps. ❣

  • dinh anh quan
    dinh anh quan Mês atrás

    Just keep up the excellent work guy. Finding out this channel has completely changed my life and positively shifted my daily, repetitive, and boring life. My dream is to make a tremendous impact on the majority of struggling people like your channel has been successfully doing right now and hopefully, my inner strength accompanying with the knowledges and inspiration from your channel can help me achieve it.

  • Drew Lawrence
    Drew Lawrence 3 meses atrás +2920

    Nice ideas. Here are my four to add:
    1. Remove boundaries to starting: if you're want to practise guitar more then leave it out and plugged in. Make it so you can just walk past, play for 5 mins then get on with something else. It has to be as easy as possible.
    2. Become aware of the things that stop you - sometimes quite small random things, like the guitar is always out of tune (so buy a tuner), or the only time you get to practise everyone is already in bed (so use some headphones) or it's difficult to hold the guitar on your bed (so find a good chair and move it next to your amp)
    3. Remove pressure - if you're doing it to be famous then you're always going to feel the pressure to achieve. You've got to do it primarily because you love it.
    4. and this is key for me - Acknowledge you only have limited energy. It can feel like if you have 5 free hours then you can do one hour of guitar practise, an hour of exercise, an hour to read your book, an hour to cook, etc. But in reality each activity has not only a physical cost, but also a mental load. Acknowledge the mental load, then free yourself of it. If you have a stressful job then you probably won't do your hobby - the job has taken all your mental load and that is why you're watching Netflix for 5 hours.
    5. You do not have to change the world. It's ok, there are already plenty of authors, musicians, entertainers, photographers, etc. You can just do this for fun. Just honestly and seriously, start from the position that the world does not need you to do this thing, and will not care if you never do it. And now just do it anyway - do it for yourself.

    • Government Official
      Government Official 2 meses atrás

      Dam you actually spoke the truth! 😔

    • Josue Centurion Domaniczky
      Josue Centurion Domaniczky 2 meses atrás +1

      I've been playing piano for 2 years, doing it just for my self and for the fun of it. Now I've been invited to my play in my first concert because people liked hoe i play. It feels really good.

    • Majestik Sarik
      Majestik Sarik 2 meses atrás

      This is gold, I appreciate you sharing this man, stay focused everyone ✌️♥️☮️

    • duaa bursi
      duaa bursi 2 meses atrás

      .

    • wren
      wren 2 meses atrás

      @Gideon Eillert even aunts spend most of their time doing nothing, people are not little work robots we need downtime too

  • M R
    M R 3 meses atrás

    Very well explained.
    May I ask how this applies in case of an (especially physical) addiction? E.g. drugs. Is the "toddler" able to overcome an addiction? Or, in this case, would recovery be the thing you'd make your new habit? Isn't addiction way more complex?

  • SoCalFreelance
    SoCalFreelance 2 meses atrás +5

    Work stress / overload absolutely drains the life out of me. I think that's why so many people look forward to retirement. They can finally live the life they want with the habits and hobbies they desire.

  • Verity
    Verity 2 meses atrás +10

    Chuck in some ADHD, and the toddler in your head is even harder to control.
    I had always described to people that in my head it sometimes felt I was fighting with a toddler in my brain to get things done.
    And now I have an ADHD diagnosis and the meds help the planner oh so much. Plus the setting up when you have more cognitive capacity makes it so much easier.
    Also the journal looks fantastic!

    • c dollar
      c dollar Mês atrás

      @My Weird Second Channel With A Pretty Long Name it felt like peace. Like I was in the driving seat for the first time in my life. Like gravity got reduced and I was no longer grasping for air. Everything became a little bit easier. This is how it felt like. I would also take 20mg before bed since previously I was too restless to sleep normally. I would literally use Vyvance as a sleeping pill.

    • My Weird Second Channel With A Pretty Long Name
      My Weird Second Channel With A Pretty Long Name Mês atrás

      @c dollar did it feel like a drug? If so you probably got a wrong diagnosis...

    • c dollar
      c dollar 2 meses atrás

      Started on meds 6 months ago, then suddenly my heartbeat started to slow down got harder, then it stopped and it took me 3 seconds to hear the next beat. I was so relieved I didn't just drop dead that day. I cut them off since its basically trading heart funtion for brain funtion. I just chug a white monster before starting my day and it works quite ok. I wish I could take meds without dying though since nothing works best.

  • zhab o
    zhab o 22 dias atrás

    Very nice, reminds me of the book "the power of habit". Anyway, as someone with ocd, creating new habits has always been incredibly difficult (procrastination and bla bla). I got to the point that my brain did not hear the alarm clock in the morning during high school. Just because morning meant horror and stress to me. That "habit" stayed for 10+ years, until i found a nice rewarding job. I still struggle to wake up sometimes. But it is once every other month. I also turned yoga into a habit in 2 years. Just do not try too hard. Be motivated (=the goal must be important to you, like for me the aim was to get rid of back aches) and lure the "toddler" into thinking it is an easy task, it is no big deal, it does not matter if you succed/fail, it is FUN. Play with the todler. Do not aim for perfection. Just do it. For fun. You will achieve incredible things over the years. But never stress the toddler. Or you will turn a routine into a source of ptsd and anxiety.

  • Ruthven Rico
    Ruthven Rico 3 meses atrás +777

    "Or simply doing your hobby, instead of browsing reddit"
    I feel attacked yet I completely deserve it

    • higgors
      higgors 3 meses atrás

      @Antti nothing

    • Ethan Koh
      Ethan Koh 3 meses atrás

      I mean Reddit actually motivated me to follow through with my hobby, especially with troubleshooting

    • Robbie Stewart
      Robbie Stewart 3 meses atrás

      That feeling when your hobby is actually browsing reddit

    • ClickBoat
      ClickBoat 3 meses atrás

      Same with when he said browsing reddit was a bad habit

    • Antti
      Antti 3 meses atrás

      Ok so what're you gonna do about it?

  • Random People
    Random People 3 meses atrás +1

    This helped me alot, big thanks to the Kurzgesagt team!

  • U Sh
    U Sh 18 dias atrás +1

    I love the idea that there’s a jungle in my brain and I have to set a road. I can Imagine my self exploring in the jungle like I’m playing a game when I start new things.

  • With kookie
    With kookie  2 meses atrás +4

    I really needed this reminder : "change is a direction not a destination" ❤

  • Arshveer Singh Khalsa Army

    When I was in 6th class I started taking intrest in maths. It found many difficulties but I never give up because at this time I started thinking that nothing is impossible without maths. In 7th class I developed the intrest in maths but I faced many calculation mistakes as obstruction to my destination I still not give up. I kept on practicing and in 8th class maths was just like that it is a game my calculation speed also increased and I made very less mistakes.

  • Syeda shamsia Nazneen
    Syeda shamsia Nazneen 2 meses atrás

    Thank you kurzgesagt, this really gave me so much perspective, you have the best explanation on the internet😊.

  • Samuele Prencipe
    Samuele Prencipe Mês atrás

    Kurtsgesagt team, whit this, you made the whole hustling and self-improvement industry on the internet fade away. Clear, simple, helpful and most of all scientific and not only motivational slogans.
    Thank you for making the internet better every time you all work and upload a video!

  • Emir Oktay Kırbıyık
    Emir Oktay Kırbıyık 3 meses atrás

    Thanks,Kurzgesagt. I am so happy for found your channel this year. Keep making videos for us 🙏🏻

  • Frituras Friki
    Frituras Friki Mês atrás +2

    To all kurzgesagt members: I love you, i love your work and everything that has done here.

  • André de Lacerda Santos
    André de Lacerda Santos 3 meses atrás +827

    It almost made me cry when you guys said we don't need to buy anything to change our lives. We're so used to ads bombarding us with "YOU NEED THIS!!" or "DON'T MISS OUT!!!" that it almost feels too good to be true when we see authentic and healthy advertising. We desperately need more of this, much, much more!!

    • MB
      MB 2 meses atrás

      They said that specifically to get that reaction from you. It's all marketing and manipulation. You need to think one level deeper.

    • André de Lacerda Santos
      André de Lacerda Santos 3 meses atrás

      It ALMOST made me cry. I Think it was because they touched a wound created by corporate culture in a tender way. Like when you're having a bad day and someone hugs you.

    • samman350
      samman350 3 meses atrás

      Why did it make you cry André?

    • CreamKing
      CreamKing 3 meses atrás

      @Lukas Bondevik these are all just luxuries

    • Lorna Poole
      Lorna Poole 3 meses atrás +3

      @KRiS Great answer!!

  • Joshii Fruit
    Joshii Fruit 3 meses atrás

    I have always struggled on choosing to eat healthy. When life puts too much pressure on me, I always come back to the same foods I always despised because they are so damn delicious and gratifying. Thankful to see this video to remind me to take it one step at a time. Thank you so much kurzgesagt : )

  • abc def
    abc def 3 meses atrás +1

    The problem with bad habits is that there's usually five or six of them and they're interconnected. I suggest just working on one habit at a time even if there's no progress on the other five. Making progress on one habit can be encouraging.

  • Andy Lian
    Andy Lian 2 meses atrás

    Good to come back to this video every month just to see how much progress you've made.

  • TheAngelArrow
    TheAngelArrow 3 meses atrás

    yeah this video is good, i only ever listen to music when i'm doing my work & it makes my work very enjoyable & i look forward to doing it a lot of the time :) super good explanations & good animations as always 10/10 freaking love this channel

  • 01 Abadiano, Charles Abadiano
    01 Abadiano, Charles Abadiano 3 meses atrás +459

    "Changing a habit is hard, but not as hard as it gets when it starts attacking your everything."

  • Kush
    Kush 3 meses atrás +1

    The quality of animation is increasing day by day. Keep it up 😊

  • Naila Shereen
    Naila Shereen 2 meses atrás

    This was phenomenal, inspirational, superb. Thank you for making such a unique video, it helped me tremendously

  • Boba Tea
    Boba Tea 10 dias atrás

    This brought me to tears. Especially the jungle analogy. This channel simplifies some of the most important concepts in life.

  • WhoopiePirate
    WhoopiePirate Mês atrás +1

    I feel like this video was very timely for me. I just moved to a new state and I want my life to be made great again. But I’m the only woman who can do that.

  • Francy Artist
    Francy Artist 3 meses atrás +1751

    I just went through one of my worst depressive moment of my life, and I started going to they gym. I started going 30 minutes, now my brain build the habit to go 1 hour 4 times per week. You need to start slowly! Thanks for this video, it’s amazing and it touches my heart.❤️

    • Baxter The Boss
      Baxter The Boss 3 meses atrás

      What’s the long term goal in going to the gym? Not trying to be rude but just think it’s important to zoom out and see what the bigger picture is, because just going to the gym every day is not going fix a depressive state. I know because I’ve been there myself. I needed a complete change in my perception of existence to pull me out of depression and make me a happy person.

    • Sergmanny Rolic
      Sergmanny Rolic 3 meses atrás

      I drink alcohol to cope with depression. It has helped so far.

    • FivR
      FivR 3 meses atrás

      how much do you bench?

    • dancingnature
      dancingnature 3 meses atrás

      I did the slow 2 minute stuff for a while . It’s up to about 15 minutes before I catch the bus . But I’m ballet disco dancing 4 years later and I’m pushing 70.

    • dancingnature
      dancingnature 3 meses atrás

      I started with 2 Demi plies .( shallow knee bends) Done 2 times in second ( feet side by side but heels a foot apart ) and fourth ( one foot in front of the other) position. This took about 2 minutes. That was 4 years and 40 lbs ago . Now l do grand battlements (standing splits ) . I did dance classes when I was younger but I’m pushing 70 now and I’m dancing to those old disco records without getting tired.

  • HorizonGamer06 .
    HorizonGamer06 . 2 meses atrás

    This is really inspirational thank you for making this awesome video!

  • aseema mishra
    aseema mishra 2 meses atrás

    I love your content. Its easy to digest and makes real impact. I dream of collaborating with you one day as I am a Health coach, on a mission to change food relationships and help 1 million people reverse Type 2 diabetes. Sending my best wishes!

  • training with maddie
    training with maddie 2 meses atrás

    Even though most Kurzgesagt videos I've watched induce as much anxiety in you as possible, this video was quite the opposite, which I really like! I really do want to change my life now because of you!

  • Makan Ansari
    Makan Ansari 2 meses atrás

    Thank you, it was indeed helpful more than any books and sessions!

  • RCRDC
    RCRDC 3 meses atrás +179

    As a depressed individual I can vouch for the "triggers" and turning small routines into habits. A couple months back I started from fixing my sleep schedule and doing short walks 2-3 times a week. Now I don't really think of the walks as a chore but something I want to do and enjoy. Eventually that made me do longer walks, do them more frequently and even do a bit of running. I still have a long way to go but this is truly the first time in my life where I've been super motivated to change my habits and improve.
    As the video points out, the mental block is the hardest to overcome.

    • Thom -
      Thom - 3 meses atrás

      Very good to hear you are moving forward. It takes courage to speak out about your own problems and it's even harder to fix them. Keep up the good work and be sure to keep talking about how you feel when you feel down. You got this!

    • Dan David
      Dan David 3 meses atrás +1

      Keep up the good work

  • Harsh Borderwala
    Harsh Borderwala Mês atrás +1

    the content is awesome and accurate... but WHY the HECK no one appreciating the COLOURS, ANIMATION, the overall beauty of this video. I couldn't even think how much effort, time and men power would have required to make this master piece art.
    Seriously mind-blowing content
    🙌🙌🙌

  • Gustavo Silva
    Gustavo Silva 2 meses atrás

    7:29 All of this you just said actually reminds of what Josh said in Moonwalking with Einstein about how Mnemonists and people during history tried to remember things! By putting as much stimuli and references as possible. You want to create a huge web of connections and give you as many hooks and lines to pull as possibly can, this will pull other memories and make the thing you want to remember more ingrained and more easy to recall (ironically). Paradoxically, you learn more by trying to learn more. More than your aimed subject, i mean.
    For me my biggest thing about changing actually REMEMBERING what i have to do and why i want it - like good behaviours for example, which are hard cause they are abtract. Recently i've been trying to listen more an interrupt people less, especially when it comes to defining the truth. I mentally hit myself everytime i say "i know! I know!" or "it's enough! I know i'm right!" cause it was becoming insidious and i was not truly thinking scientifically. Being the smart one makes you quickly overconfident in how well you're getting thing and when you have to deal with difficult people it makes things worse cause you can lose patience really quickly (without realizing, you might start defending that ducks are descendents of dragons just out of pure stress, feeding your confirmation bias).

  • Tet
    Tet 2 meses atrás

    As someone that lived in Italy for 8 years, I got a small pleasure from seeing the traditionally "correct" ingredients for carbonara @2:49. The small details make this channel one of a kind.

  • Koichi Man
    Koichi Man 3 meses atrás

    This video is exactly what I needed to see, thank you!