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If You Can’t Avoid, Swap

In principle, if you can’t avoid your habit cues or make the behaviour more difficult, swapping out a bad habit for a good one is the next best strategy.

It’s much easier to do something than nothing, and as long as you’re consistent, the new behaviour should become dominant over time, overpowering any impulses arising from your old habit.

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

Researchers debunk myths about habits, showing they are mental links between situations and actions. Habits compete with other impulses, like intentions and emotions, to influence behavior.

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