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Read Atomic Habits & Discuss

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Discussion Topic: Chapter 3 - How to Build Better Habits in 4 Simple Steps

  • Habits do not restrict freedom. They create it.

  • The process of building a habit can be divided into four simple steps: cue, craving, response, and reward.

  • How to Create a Good Habit

  • The 1st law (Cue): Make it obvious.

  • The 2nd law (Craving): Make it attractive.

  • The 3rd law (Response): Make it easy.

  • The 4th law (Reward): Make it satisfying.

  • We can invert these laws to learn how to break a bad habit.

  • How to Break a Bad Habit

  • Inversion of the 1st law (Cue): Make it invisible.

  • Inversion of the 2nd law (Craving): Make it unattractive.

  • Inversion of the 3rd law (Response): Make it difficult.

  • Inversion of the 4th law (Reward): Make it unsatisfying.

Gianna Breidel
Sheila A Degner
Sheila A Degner
Mar 05, 2023

As I work on shifting my identity to “A happy, healthy minimalist” I really have to evaluate my habits and behaviors.

Today I am going to start one small thing. A new habit.

To focus on the “happy”, I am going to be more grateful. I am going to use the habit stacking tip to be more mindful of gratitude. Whenever I brush my teeth I will mentally list the things that I am grateful for.



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