-Resisting temptations often does not feel enjoyable because in essence all you doing is nothing.
-Instead, make avoidance visible. Reward yourself for making the right decision.
-Open a savings account and label it for something you want- maybe "Leather Jacket". Every time you pass on a purchase, put the same amount of money in the account.
-The immediate reward of seeing yourself save money toward the jacket feels a lot better than being deprived. You are making it satisfying to do nothing.
MORE IDEAS FROM THEBOOK
-Oswald Nuckols understood the power of priming his environment.
-He had a strategy called resetting the room, where after finishing an activity he put everything back to where it was meant to be.
-by depriming the environment, you can prevent negative behaviours. An example includes leaving your phone in a different room to prevent you from using it
-Pair a habit you need to do with habit you should do
-Pair a habit you want to do with a habit you should do
-Reduce friction for behaviors you want to do, and increase friction for behaviors you want to avoid
To change behavior 4 questions must be asked.
-How can i make it obvious?
-How can I make it attractive?
-How can I make it easy?
-How can I make it satisfying?
-When starting a new habit, scale it down to a two-minute version to reduce the amount of friction required to do it.
-"Read before bed each night" becomes "Read one page"
- "study for class" becomes " open my notes/ open up studying page"
-make your habit as easy to start as possible
-Once you've started doing the right thing, it is much easier to keep doing it
-visual cues are the greatest catalyst of our behavior
-a small change in what your see can lead to a big shift in what you do
-i must alter the spaces where i live and work to increase my exposure to positive cues and reduce exposure to negative cues
-be a designer of my world instead of a consumer of it
Making tiny improvements by 1% each day isn't noticeable. But 1% improvement each day or a tiny improvement over time is astounding and can be far more meaningful, especially in long run.
The 1% errors are when you replicate poor decisions, duplicate tiny mistakes, rationalize little excuses- many missteps decline 1%.
You get what you repeat. Focusing on improving 1% each day will give you a better outcome.
• Stack the habits you want to build with leisure activity in a 3:1 ratio.
• Try to have a healthy leisure activity instead on bombarding your brain cells.
• Increase the ratio once the habit becomes part of your integral system.
"Repeat this rule until you get through the plateau of habit formation".
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