“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement” – James Clear 

1.Design your environment

This is about literally becoming an architect of the positive triggers around you. If you want to learn a new language, but find yourself procrastinating on your sofa every day, place some flashcards with vocabulary words next to the sofa to trigger the thought of practice. If you want to work out every day but struggle to find the motivation to get ready, have all your clothes and equipment laid out the day before.

2. Use PDA: Public Displays of Accountability

When promises for action go out on public record, the person making those promises would naturally feel a sense of responsibility rather than if no one knew.

3. Thinking addition, not subtraction

Montel Williams once said: “It’s not so much what you take out of your diet, it’s what you put in instead”

4. Use Competition

We’re naturally a very competitive species, having a friendly competition with your peers can very much motivate you to maintain a habit until it’s fixed.

5. Celebrate

Forming habits can be hard and often seem very exhausting. You should always make sure you are giving yourself enough time to relax and celebrate your achievements. Promise yourself a nice pot of gold when you reach the end of the rainbow.

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