To Build A New Habit, Make It A Prerequisite To An Existing One
So instead Williams decided to try something new: not brushing his teeth till he finished checking his to-do list. "By visualizing my to-do check as an obstacle I had to 'push through' before I could 'satisfy' my long-standing habit of brushing my teeth, I found myself remembering it almost every morning," Williams says. "I soon found I could stop keeping track of when I did my to-do check—I could truthfully say that I had established a new habit."
The takeaway? To anchor a new habit to an existing one, try doing the new habit first.
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