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How To Sharp The Knife

This is a broad topic to discuss separately. But here a few keywords to look for.

  • Habit stacking
  • Habit coupling
  • Create the reinforcing environment

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Hard To Form. Hard To Break

Hard To Form. Hard To Break

Have you ever promise yourself that you would eat healthy this year? Or not to use social media too much? And couldn't keep your promise?

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Abraham Lincoln

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six of them sharpening my axe.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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What Does It Take To Form A Habit

First thing is we must acknowledge the laziness of our brain. So what should do is make the task easy for the brain.

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Lazy Brain

Evolutionary, human brain wired in a way to use as less energy as possible. This is to save the processing power of brain for more vital functions like vison. So, if some task takes too much processing power brain would try to drop that or hardwire the procedure by forming a habit.

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What About Motivation?

Like many natural phenomenas, each and every habit may require a Activation Energy.

We know that when gasoline is set on fire it quickly ignite. But for that also we need to give some initia energy, by setting it on fire.

But that doesn't mean motivation will carry yo...

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How To Dry The Wood

The idea here is making the task easy for the brain, in other words "establish a viable system".

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Instant Reward Vs. Long Term Reward

As much as brain loves ease, brain loves rewards. Brain doesn't only care about the quantity of the reward, but also how fast it can get that. Brain loves instant reward. Thats why even though you want to eat healthy you end up eating much sugar, carbs, salt and oil.

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Sharp The Knife For First 7 Hours

There are many ways to establish a viable system. The basic idea is use the initial energy to make a good pathway brain can follow easily while getting sufficient reward.

If you want to cut a tree in 8 hours, don't just cut the tree. Sharp y...

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Overall, habit stacking allows you to create a set of simple rules that guide your future behavior. It’s like you always have a game plan for which action should come next.

Β Once you get comfortable with this approach, you can develop general habit stacks to guide you whenever the situation...

One of the best ways to build a new habit is to identify a current habit you already do each day and then stack your new behavior on top. This is called habit stacking .

Habit stacking is a special form of an implementation intention

Strategies like implementation intentions and habit stacking are among the most practical ways to create obvious cues for your habits and design a clear plan for when and where to take action.

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