The Introspection Toolkit

Extinguish bad habits

In behavior analysis, when a specific stimulus triggers a specific behavior we call it stimulus control. In the case of bad habits, they're often triggered by a specific stimulus too. Making the stimulus "invisible," is one way to eliminate the behavior.
This is a compliment to yesterday's post and applies to extinguishing bad habits. James Clear says, "make it invisible," when talking about cues fo...

Make it obvious: Location matters

Make it obvious: Location matters
James Clear, author of "Atomic Habits," talks about 4 steps in the habit formation loop (this applies to good and bad habits). The first step is a ...

Habit stacking

Habit stacking
Habit stacking is strategy for forming new habits. It involves taking a new behavior that you'd like to develop into a healthy habit and tying it t...

Perception is reality: aim low when setting fitness goals

Perception is reality: aim low when setting fitness goals
Perception matters. If two people jog for 20 minutes daily, and one's goal is to jog for an hour and the other's is 10 minutes, what's the differen...

Habit formation

Habit formation
I want to spend some time over the next few weeks posting about habit formation. I've done a lot of reading/YouTube watching over the past few mont...