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How To Break Bad Habits

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JAMES CLEAR

“A habit needs to be enjoyable for it to last.”

What is instantly rewarded is done again. what instantly punished is ditched.

To get a habit to stick You need to feel instantly successful, even if in a small way.

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“If you can get 1 % better each day you will end up 37 times better by the time you’re done.

If you get worst 1% every single day end up reaching nearly 0"

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The 4 Steps of Habit Change

The 4 Steps of Habit Change

Habits exist in order to help us do repetitive things automatically.

PROBLEM PHASE:

1 - Cue: the cue triggers the brain to a certain behavior, like you walk into dark room.

2 - Craving: this is the motivation behind the habit, l...

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Walk Slowly, But Never Backward

Walk Slowly, But Never Backward

It's easy to get discouraged when you're trying to change your habits, especially if you don't see results immediately. But if you keep taking small steps forward, even if they're not huge, you'll eventually reach your goals.

For example: if you're trying to lose weight...

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The 2-Minute Rule

The 2-Minute Rule

If you can do an action in two minutes or less, tackle it at the moment — and don’t delay. 

The rule was created by David Allen in Getting Things Done & James Clear recommends it for habit building as well: When you start a new habit it should take less tha...

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The Law Of Least Effort

The Law Of Least Effort

We will instinctively choose the path that requires least amount of work. This is a universal law that has huge implications in habit formation: 

  • Create an environment where doing the right thing is as easy as possible.
  • Reduce the frict...

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Habits Shape Your Identity

Habits Shape Your Identity

Your actions define who you are. Our habits are a reflection of our identity. The more we repeat a behavior, the more we reinforce the identity associated with that behavior.

For example: if you make your bed every day, you are reinforcing the identity of someone who is...

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Good & Bad Habits

Good & Bad Habits

Good Habits have certain characteristics: 

  • ObviousPut your gym bag by the door so you see it first thing in the morning.
  • AttractiveListen to your favorite music while you work out.
  • EasyStart ...

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The Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change

What is instantly rewarded is done again. What is instantly punished is ditched.

To get a habit to stick you need to feel instantly successful, even if it’s in a small way.

Master The habit Of Showing Up

Master The habit Of Showing Up

~Success in nearly every field requires you to ignore an immediate reward in favor of a delayed one~

The more a habit becomes a part of your life , the less you need outside encouragement.

To get a habit to stick you need to feel immediately successful-even if it’s in a small way.

Procrastination: The Four Reflection Points

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven tool to resolve the psychological problem of procrastination, but it is time-consuming and not very scalable.

A quicker way is to ask these four questions to oneself:

  1. How would a highly successful person complete this task?

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