FOLLOW The power of habit tracking: It creates a visual cue that can remind you to act. It is motivating to see the progress you are making. You don't want to break your streak. It feels satisfying to record your success in the moment.
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FOLLOW The Habit Loop: 5 Habit Triggers That Make New Behaviors Stick
In my book New York Times bestselling book Atomic Habits, I explain that the process of building a habit can be divided into four simple steps: cue, craving, response, and reward. The image below shows the habit loop and how these four factors work together to build new habits.
The Habit Loop
cue triggers a craving, which motivates a response, which provides a reward, which satisfies the craving and, ultimately, becomes associated with the cue. Together, these fo... 5 primary ways that a new habit can be triggered Cue 1: Time - Most common way to trigger a new habit Cue 2: Location - Most powerful driver of mindless habits and also the least recognized Cue 3: Preceding Event - Many habits are a response to something else that happens in your life Cue 4: Emotional State - emotional state is a common cue for bad habits Cue 5: Other People - people you surround yourself with can play a role in your habits and behaviors. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN