I think this is an excellent system and it’s worked for me.
The first step is crucial — keep it tiny. Do not be ambitious yet. That leads to failure.
Consistency is what you’re shooting for here so make the hurdle as low as possible.
In fact, make it so low you’ll feel stupid and guilty that you were unable to take the time for something that literally would have taken seconds.
Step two is what triggers the routine and what eventually makes it automatic, so find a natural connection. (“I brush… and now I floss.”)
Give it a shot. I’d love to hear how this works for you.
More on habits:
- You spend 40% of every day on autopilot, just performing habits.
- The secret to breaking bad habits is to not try to eliminate them but to replace them.
- The key to new good habits is to do the minimum and be consistent.
- To make good habits stick, create if-then plans and get support from friends. It takes an average of 66 days to establish a new good habit.
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