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Chapter 10: How to find and fix the causes of your bad habits

The key to finding and fixing the causes of your bad habits is to reframe the associations you have about them.

All cravings come from our primary motives. Some of them include:

- Conserve energy

- Obtain food and water

- Reduce uncertainty

- Achieve status and prestige

If you think about your bad habits, they all have one of these underlying motives. For example:

- Connect and bond with others = browsing Facebook

- Win social acceptance and approval = posting on Instagram

This means that if you determine the underlying motive of your bad habit, you can replace it with a better one.

Actions to take