4, 3, 2, 1… Break a Bad Habit
To change a bad habit you must replace it with a different habit. Every habit has three parts: cue, routine, and reward.
When you silently countdown from five (cue), take a small positive action (routine), and get a pleasurable feeling of control (reward), you’ve created a new habit loop.
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The 5 Second Rule
If you have an impulse to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill the idea.
• Start by counting backwards to yourself: 5-4-3-2-1. The counting will help you focus on the goal or commitment and ...
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Habits are comprised of cue, routine and reward. The cue triggers a routine, and the routine generates a reward.
The habit loop is powerful and hardwired into our psyches, which explains why it is so hard to shake. We actually never break bad ha...
If you want to quit a bad habit, start by identifying its 3 main parts: the cue, the routine, and the reward. After you check the cue and your routine that follows it, you can swap the routine with something good (or less bad) to do.
For example: If you feel the cue of smoking, replace...
• To understand your own habits, you need to identify the components of your habit loops. Once you’ve diagnosed the habit loop of a particular behaviour, you can look for ways to supplant old vices with new routines.
There are four steps to doing this:
1. Identify the rout...
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