The Golden Rule of Changing Habits

You cannot extinguish a bad habit; you must learn to modify or replace it. Here’s the formula for change:

  1. Use the same cue.
  2. Provide aphysiological or emotional reward.
  3. Change the routine up and be accountable to someone.

Some researchers have found that desire and belief can help transform a consciously modified habit loop into a permanent behavior. In other words, you must want to change and believe you can do it.

Your degree of desire will influence the amount of persistence and discipline you apply.Practice and accountability is critical. Some people must stickto their new routine for at least six monthto create a new habit.

Which habit do you want to start changing this week?

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