Chapter 3: How to build better habits in four simple steps

Habits do not restrict freedom. They create it.

Habits exist in order to help us do repetitive things automatically. Our brain can only think about one thing at the time; however, we are able to do many activities at the same time as long as they are habitual. Good habits make our life easier. However, with too many bad habits, our life can be really tough.

There are four parts to a habit: Cue, Craving, Response, and Reward. Let’s take a closer look at them:

- Cue - the cue triggers the brain to a certain behavior.

- Craving - this is the motivation behind the habit.

- Response - this is the action to perform.

- Reward - it has two purposes, to satisfy us and to teach us.

Actions to take