MINDRAMP PODCAST - LIVE LONG, LIVE WELL

Make Today "Start a New Habit" Day

July 02, 2021 Michael C Patterson Season 2 Episode 8
MINDRAMP PODCAST - LIVE LONG, LIVE WELL
Make Today "Start a New Habit" Day
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Bad habits are incredibly hard to break. But the process of replacing bad habits with good ones can be much easier if we follow tips from behavioral psychologists who study the process. One of the best researchers in the field is Katy Milkman, who offers her insights in a new book called HOW TO CHANGE. Inspired by this book and my investigations of behavior change, I wrote an article for 3rd Act Magazine called Make Today "Start a New Habit" Day. I offer 15 evidence-based tips that will make your efforts to break a bad habit much more successful. 

Introduction
A Fresh Start
Focus on building good habits
Repeat and Rehearse
Immediate Gratification
Commitment Devices
Cue-Based Plans
Chunking
Celebrate Small Wins
Find The Flow
Wiggle Room
Free Passes
Positive Peer Pressure
Use Laziness to Your Advantage
Embarrassingly Easy First Steps
Ramp It Up
Conclusion