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How to develop a habit 03/21/2010

Posted by jeffstaples in Education.
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  • Use notes, lists, and friends to remind you to consciously repeat a behavior or action.
  • Use “triggers” too.
    Those are things that remind you. If you do a quick meditation each time you get in your car, the car becomes your trigger. The morning alarm, seeing the sun, a place – anything can be a trigger.
  • Basically, you need to use anything you can to remember to do the things you want to become habit.

Some psychologists say it takes about three weeks to form a habit, which seems about right, but we’re all different.

Consciously repeat an action or behavior until it becomes automatic – and that’s how long it takes for you.

Source: LinkedIn, Technical Writer Forum
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