How to change habits quickly

While reading the information on this website, you may have started to have some ideas about what habits you want to change.

Some good habits are pretty easy to implement. For example, it takes 2 minutes to set up the "Night Shift" mode on your iPhone with the schedule from sunset to sunrise. The impact of this little change on your sleep may be quite profound.

On the other hand, some bad habits are extremely difficult to change. Common examples of such habits are too much time on social media or consumption of junk food. Both habits are very addictive.

Changing habits one small step at a time

With very addictive habits you may want to take one small step at a time, if you want to succeed in the long run.

Let me give you one example. Let’s say, you always drink your coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar. Start by reducing the amount of sugar to one and half spoons per cup for one week, then to one spoon for one week, etc.

Yes, it may take you one month to remove sugar from your coffee, but your chances to succeed are much higher compared to someone who tries to do it “cold turkey”.

In this regard, the title of this page "How to change habits quickly" is somewhat deceptive. But sometimes the slow approach is the smartest.

The best books on habits

One small step at a time is a good technique. However, changing habits is quite complicated topic. I highly recommend you the following two books if you want to successfully achieve your health goals:

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Tiny Habits by B. J. Fogg