FOLLOW To make habit tracking easier: Manual tracking should be limited to your most important habits. Record each measurement immediately after the habit occurs.
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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