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How To Build A Habit: Make It Attractive (3/5)

Updated: Mar 26, 2023

The more attractive behaviour change is, the more likely it is to become habit-forming.

When a habit causes a dopamine rise, we are more motivated to act on it.

We are more likely to take action, not due to the fulfilment, but an anticipation of a reward.

The greater the anticipation, the greater the dopamine spike.

A great way to achieve this is through temptation bundling. Pair an action you want to do with an action you need to do.

Our environment also determines which actions, behaviours and habits are attractive to us.

We tend to perform actions that are praised and approved by the people around us. And we have a strong desire to fit in and belong.

We tend to imitate the actions and habits of three types of social groups; the close (family and friends), the many (society) and the powerful (those with status and prestige).

A very attractive way to build a habit is to mix with groups that have the same desired habit behaviour and who you already have something in common with.

If our behaviour can get our approval, respect and praise from the people around us, then this behaviour is very attractive to us.

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