Trigger Removal

We tend to assume that our personality drives our behavior.

But in many cases, our environment drives our behavior even more1.

So, whenever you want to break a bad habit, removing its triggers from your surroundings is a good practice.

Here are some examples:

  • If you stay up too late at night, remove the TV from your bedroom.
  • If you spend too much time on your phone, turn off your notifications.
  • If you procrastinate at work, use software to block distracting websites.

The fewer unfavorable triggers you have in your environment, the less willpower you’ll need to resist them.


  1. Lewin’s Equation

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