Are Habits Just a By-Product of Environment?

Researchers have shown that any habit you have (good or bad) is often associated with some type of trigger or cue.

Recent studies have shown that these cues often come from your environment.

So how can you alter the environment to your advantage?

  • To stick with a good habit, reduce the number of steps required to perform the behavior

  • To break a bad habit, increase the number of steps required to perform the behavior

Here are some examples:

  • Want to watch less TV? Unplug it…

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