5 tips with links to the research that backs them up:
- You spend 40% of every day on autopilot, just performing habits.
- The secret to breaking bad habits is to not try to eliminate them but to replace them.
- You can resist bad habits by avoiding the triggers that make you want to do them. Context is key.
- The key to new good habits is to do the minimum and be consistent.
- To make good habits stick, create “if-then” plans and get support from friends. It takes an average of 66 days to establish a new good habit.
For more on the scientific way to build good habits, click here.
This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.
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