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Monday, January 9, 2012

Habit Change

Nick Crocker - Floss the Teeth You Want To Keep from Steven Dean on Vimeo.

I've been checking out some stuff on changing habits recently, and I've realized that changing one's habits is probably the best way to change your life for the better. What are the keys to habit change? Well Nick Crocker said it more accurately and in more detail above, but I've seen that sustainable, successful habit changes have two key qualities: they are gradual and small.

Gradual = occurring over a period of time. Nick suggests 6 weeks because while a habit takes about 21 days to form, 6 weeks gives you a few shots at it.

Small = Easily accomplished. Gunning it from 0-60 is a key weakness of many people's attempts at habit change. Small changes stick - just look at Nick's flossing example. So start small.

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