Breaking a Habit

This article was emailed to me a few days ago:

What Vietnam Taught Us About Breaking Bad Habits

It seems like our behaviours are shaped by our immediate physical environments, if that behaviour is repeated enough. This means that in order to successfully change a certain (bad) behaviour, you’ll need to alter the physical environment that behaviour is associated with.

When I stopped smoking a few months ago, I had deliberately changed the commute to the office just to avoid my usual smoking spots. I haven’t read this yet, but during that time, it made sense to steer clear from the spots which could trigger the behaviour.

If you’re struggling with changing a bad habit, make the most of your effort by deploying this hack. It might be all you need to get you over the line.

Breaking a Habit