How to Build Strong Habits (Ep. 214)

If you woke up today, realized it was Monday, and immediately knew there’d be a new podcast episode from us, then you already know: we humans are creatures of habit.

In fact, I don’t think it’s too far to say that our lives are largely governed by the collections of habits we’ve formed. But that doesn’t mean we have to live completely on auto-pilot — luckily, we can form new habits on purpose to help guide our future selves in the right direction.

Want to make something a part of your identity and life? Here’s how to get started.

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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Timestamps:

  • 0:03:30 – What does a habit consist of?
  • 0:08:51 – Breaking bad habits and forming good ones
  • 0:15:27 – What to do when you haven’t done the habit for a while
  • 0:23:39 – Sponsor: Audible (Listening to audiobooks)
  • 0:28:03 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:29:55 – Motivating yourself to do the habits
  • 0:43:01 – Habit tracker recommendations
  • 0:52:02 – Using the 20 second rule
  • 0:53:16 – Conclusion

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