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Your progress is not linear. But people often expect it to be. If you expect progress that comes instantly, you will be disappointed.
But if you manage to stay motivated and get 1% better every day, you will be much better someday than you had expected before. Keep going!
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To successfully build a good habit you need to use the four laws of habit building:
Every habit consists of four parts:
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Simply note down every action you take during the day. At the end of the day look through all your habits and assess whether you want to keep them in your life or of you want to do something else instead.
According to the four laws of habit building you can do the exact opposite to break a bad habit. This results in the four laws of breaking a habit:
If something seems hard and unappealing to do, try setting a timer for two minutes and just do it for two minutes.
If you still don't want to do it after two minutes, stop. If you want to continue, go on!
That helps to to get started with your tasks and also to make a habit out of it....
We don't want other people to think that we failed. This technique works very well if you have friends who can check your progress.
Tell a friend that you want to build a habit. That friend then asks you
An implication-intention is a phrase that determines exactly what you want to do.F or example:
"I am going brush my teeth in the bathroom after taking a shower."
This helps you to make it clear to yourself what exactly you want to do.
Instead of trying to improve everything in your life in one day, try becoming 1% better every day. 1% better every single day results in 37x improvement over a year.
Sometimes you simply can not do yout habit. Maybe you're sick or just not have time on that day. If so, never miss twice.
Habit stacking means that you take a habit you already have (like eating breakfast) and stack another habit on top of it. This may look like:
"I am going to read one chapter of my new book after eating breakfast"
Goldlock's Rule says that a habit should not be too easy, because otherwise you get bored, and not too hard, because then you get frustrated.
The trick is to hit the middle. This center is called Goldlock's Zone.
If a behavior is appreciated by the prople around us, it feels better and much easier to adopt.
Your character and personality is formed by every single action you take during the day. To improve your habits means that you in fact improve your character.
Your entire identity is the result of all your habits together.
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Atomic Habits teaches the fundamental techniques of building habits and becoming a better person every day
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Three overarching principles apply to all productivity tips.
Getting 1% better every day is for the long run. You will able to see the results after a while. If you wait for a year you will be 37% better than the previous year.
Just remember one thing, there will be one time during this long run when you don't be abl...
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