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The Habit Change Cheatsheet: 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior by Mind Map: The Habit Change Cheatsheet: 29
Ways to Successfully Ingrain a
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The Habit Change Cheatsheet: 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior

Author

Name: Leo Babauta

Home Page: zenhabits.net

Original Article URL

Quotes

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. " Aristotle

“Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” Mark Twain

"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones." Benjamin Franklin

Change habit in three steps

Write down your plan

Identify your triggers and replacement habits

Focus on doing the replacement habits every single time the triggers happen, for about 30 days

Full Habit Change Cheatsheet

1. Do just one habit at a time

2. Start small

3. Do a 30-day Challenge

4. Write it down

5. Make a plan

6. Know your motivations, and be sure they're strong

7. Don't start right away

8. Write down all your obstacles

9. Identify your triggers

10. For every single trigger, identify a positive habit you're going to do instead

11. Plan a support system

12. Ask for help

13. Become aware of self-talk

14. Stay positive

15. Have strategies to defeat the urge

16. Prepare for the sabotagers

17. Talk to yourself

18. Have a mantra

19. Use visualization

20. Have rewards.

21. Take it one urge at a time

22. Not one Puff Ever (in other words, no exceptions)

23. Get rest

24. Drink lots of water

25. Renew your commitment often

26. Set up public accountability

27. Engineer it so it's hard to fail

28. Avoid some situations where you normally do your old habit

29. If you fail, figure out what went wrong, plan for it, and try again