Avoid thinking about changing a habit, but instead think about changing your self-conception.
- “I’m a healthy person now,” for example can trigger eating better, exercising more and quitting smoking and drinking all at once.
- If successful, these can make not following the habit unthinkable.
- If you’re trying to change your identity but you still really like the old you, the change won’t last.
- Hard to plan for and pull off.