Keys to Creating and Keeping Helpful Habits for the New Year

Do you struggle with creating and maintaining healthy habits? Today, Dr. Ted Zeff, a psychologist who specializes in working with highly sensitive people, shares some of the elements involved in creating and keeping helpful habits for the New Year. Taking small steps, and looking into your life goals hold the key to unlocking and forming new habits. All it takes is the right structure and some self-compassion!

Today we are sharing an excerpt from Dr. Ted Zeff’s audiobook, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World. If you are part of the 20% of the population that struggles with overstimulation, you know how difficult it can be to navigate daily life. Dr. Zeff offers help for working with the difficulties of being a highly sensitive person, so you can focus on the gifts and connections of your sensitivity.


What’s in this episode?

In this episode, Dr. Ted Zeff shares great advice for fostering self-compassion while helpful habits for the New Year.

Ted Zeff, PhD, received his doctorate in psychology in 1981 from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. He currently teaches workshops on coping techniques for highly sensitive people. He has taught stress reduction and insomnia management for over fifteen years at various hospitals and medical groups. He is author of The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide. For more information please visit

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By understanding, accepting, and appreciating your sensitive nervous system and by learning practical methods to deal with your sensitivity, you will gradually be able to identify and release any false beliefs that there is something inherently wrong with you.

Dr. Ted Zeff

The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

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