Learning about The Habit Loop helped me completely transform my approach to Habits

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So many of us often attribute building good habits and breaking bad habits to how strong our willpower is. This is actually false! In fact, your habits can be completely hacked once you understand the stages of their formation. This can be explained by using Charles Duhigg’s Habit Loop

The Habit Loop is a neurological loop that governs our habits and comprises of 3 stages:


  • Cue: This is the initial trigger for the habit. It can be a location, time, emotional state, etc.

  • Routine: The behavior you wish to change or reinforce.

  • Reward: The aftermath of the routine that causes to to revisit that habit in the future.

Through my experience, I’ve learnt that it’s most effective to stick with the same cue and reward and simply manipulate the routine to produce the same result.

The key is to really pay attention to the cues that cause you to engage in the habit and then see if you can get the same reward by altering your routine for a better one. I explain this further here with examples - https://youtu.be/bUtLiAu5rYc. The Habit Loop is completely derived from understanding how this works neurologically and then using it to completely hack your relationship with habits. You got this!


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19 days ago - Direct link

So many of us often attribute building good habits and breaking bad habits to how strong our willpower is. This is actually false! In fact, your habits can be completely hacked once you understand the stages of their formation. This can be explained by using Charles Duhigg’s Habit Loop

The Habit Loop is a neurological loop that governs our habits and comprises of 3 stages:


  • Cue: This is the initial trigger for the habit. It can be a location, time, emotional state, etc.

  • Routine: The behavior you wish to change or reinforce.

  • Reward: The aftermath of the routine that causes to to revisit that habit in the future.

Through my experience, I’ve learnt that it’s most effective to stick with the same cue and reward and simply manipulate the routine to produce the same result.

The key is to really pay attention to the cues that cause you to engage in the habit and then see if you can get the same reward by altering your routine for a better one. I explain this further here with examples - https://youtu.be/bUtLiAu5rYc. The Habit Loop is completely derived from understanding how this works neurologically and then using it to completely hack your relationship with habits. You got this!


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19 days ago - Direct link

So many of us often attribute building good habits and breaking bad habits to how strong our willpower is. This is actually false! In fact, your habits can be completely hacked once you understand the stages of their formation. This can be explained by using Charles Duhigg’s Habit Loop

The Habit Loop is a neurological loop that governs our habits and comprises of 3 stages:


  • Cue: This is the initial trigger for the habit. It can be a location, time, emotional state, etc.

  • Routine: The behavior you wish to change or reinforce.

  • Reward: The aftermath of the routine that causes to to revisit that habit in the future.

Through my experience, I’ve learnt that it’s most effective to stick with the same cue and reward and simply manipulate the routine to produce the same result.

The key is to really pay attention to the cues that cause you to engage in the habit and then see if you can get the same reward by altering your routine for a better one. I explain this further here with examples - https://youtu.be/bUtLiAu5rYc. The Habit Loop is completely derived from understanding how this works neurologically and then using it to completely hack your relationship with habits. You got this!


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