I have read about 12 books on the topic and none of them really seems to have a concrete plan. Most of them say the same thing... that by practicing we can develop the habits we want and get rid of the ones we don't want.
Why is it so easy to develop a bad habit?
Why is it so hard to develop a good habit?
I've been thinking of the habits I want to develop and the ones I want to break. I've noticed that things like time of day, stress, interruptions, social media distractions, weather, my dog all trigger a break down in my goal of developing new habits and stopping bad habits.
I have found that the best way for me to develop new productive habits is to understand my reason why, work a little on it every day at the same time and make sure I include it in my to do list for the day. If I don't do these few things time slips away and then bad habits slip back in.
Is there one habit in your life you wish you could develop or get rid of?
"Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims."
"The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones." Steven Pressfield
"Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success." Shawn Anchor