4. Make Habits Easy - Deepstash

4. Make Habits Easy

Key Idea: Reduce the friction to perform the habit.

Example: If you want to eat healthier, prep your meals and snacks ahead of time. When you’re hungry, healthy options are ready to grab.

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Think about your daily routine. Maybe you want to be better at studying, get fitter, or spend more time on hobbies. Sometimes, making these changes can feel overwhelming, like you need to overhaul your entire life. But what if you only needed to make tiny changes to see big results over time? That’s the idea behind "Atomic Habits." Small habits, repeated consistently, can lead to significant transformations.

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How to Avoid Bad Habits

Identifying the cue and the reward you’re craving is key to eliminating bad habits.
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