The Power Of Good Habits And Bad Habits

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Badass U Articles Summary Mastering Good Habits and Bad Habits: 4 Cool Tactics As I 've mentioned before, self-improvement really comes down to daily habits and the compounding effects of them. But how do we make sure we do our good habits and avoid the bad? I 'm sure you 've heard this a million times before, but according to the book, The Power of Habit, habits follow the same pattern: Trigger Action Reward While this isn 't new news, here are some great tactics that plan around this that can really help you out! Good Habits It 's a lot easier to create good habits than to get rid of the bad ones, so let 's start with that. Tactic #1: The Best Trigger The best triggers are the ones that hunt you down no matter what. While your friend…show more content…
I sounds odd but it works. I promise! Each time you do a good habit, reward yourself with an amount you feel that is right. Habits - Reward yourself with fake money And at the end of the day you get to see how much "money" you made! But, here is one thing to keep in mind with this strategy: the trigger is somewhat lacking. So I would suggest you have your list be something physical you keep around to remind you (a notebook, sticky notes, etc.), instead of keeping it on a computer. Bad Habits Bad habits are hard. The elephant in the brain takes over and the rider seems pretty much powerless. You become the cookie monster. We 've all been there. Tactic #3: Action Swap You probably know about this one. You have your trigger, but you do a different action/reward. You go for a walk and get hot cocoa water, instead of the caffeine sugar-bomb you get at Starbucks. It does work, so do use it, but I never really liked this tactic. First, it can take you a while to find the substitute your brain will accept. Despite being a vegan, I 'm very addicted to nachos (cheese is very bad for you). The only food that can curve the craving, which took me forever to figure out, is a big thing of smashed…show more content…
Second, it doesn 't really address the underlying issue. And that brings us to our last tactic. Tactic #4: Power of the Social I won 't even say anything, just watch this video: You want to break your bad habits? You need people. I 've talked about it again and again: happiness is external. And what is the best way to start making connections? Well it isn 't cold approaching some random guy or girl at a bar. You need to join a group with the right culture. This can be a new job, going back to school, or joining an organization (for all you shy introverts, please read that article). If you do that, you 'll notice you 'll stop doing your bad habits. You 'll stop watching porn and eating junk food, but you 'll also start feeling better. You 'll finally feel like a human being. One Last Thing So a lot of you are worried about habits because you see it as the key to becoming happy. You 'll get a ton of money and that six pack. But the research keeps showing us that happiness almost always goes before success. So stop chasing after sex and money and put people first. Find that group where you belong so you can master your habits and become

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