Productivity

Break Down Your Bad Habits To Form New, Better Behaviour Patterns

We all have habits that we’d like to break — or habits we’d like to start — but we can’t quite motivate ourselves to make the switch. The folks at Epipheo.TV show us, in simple video form, what it takes to really change that habit.

The video is the first in Epipheo’s month-long series on life hacks, and it makes it really easy to understand the nature of habits. Instead of trying to change the behaviour directly, try to change the cues and rewards that enforce that behaviour. By identifying the cue and inserting a new reward, you should be able to change the behaviour without pulling your hair out.

This is something we’ve talked about a few times before, but the video puts it into really simple terms. If you’re more of a flowchart person, this three-step diagram could do the trick.

The Power of Habit [Epipheo.TV]


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