Title Creator(s) TL;DR Takeaways
Bulldozing Behavior Change Barriers David Laibson Translate goals into habits: Solutions need to clear ALL obstacles to desired behavior (aka complete bulldozers), not just some (aka partial bulldozers)
Knowing Your Behavior Type Nir Eyal Learn how habits work: We need different methodologies to change different types of behaviors
A simple way to break a bad habit Judson Brewer Install foundational habits: Mindfulness can be used to break bad habits: Notice the urge -> Get curious -> Feel the joy of letting go -> Repeat. Being curious & mindful about the negative effects of our ‘bad’ behaviors helps cement academic knowledge as tangible and enables us to let go. When we’re stressed, cognitive control is more difficult and automatic habit behaviors happen more frequently. emptations are just bodily sentations that come and go, so they can be proactively managed
Why some people find exercise harder than others Emily Balcetis Install foundational mindsets: Attentional narrowing (i.e., “keeping your eyes on the prize”) can positively affect perception of our environments, the quality of the subjective experience, and performance. Motivation and goals can affect our perception of our environments.
How to live to be 100+ Dan Buettner Install foundational habits: Life expectancy can be increased with the right long-term behaviors related to fitness, diet, perspective, and social connection
Why we all need to practice emotional first aid Guy Winch Install foundational mindsets: We have an opportunity to improve our psychological health and emotional hygiene, like we do our physical health and hygiene, to mitigate psychological issues like loneliness and failure
Your genes are not your fate Dean Ornish By improving our habits, we can change how our genes are expressed and increase the size of our brains
Why dieting doesn’t usually work Sandra Aamodt Install foundational habits: Utilizing mindfulness with our problem behaviors can enable an awareness that helps us take positive steps. Any behavior that relies on willpower fill fail us when our attention and willpower shift to other behaviors.
Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow Shlomo Benartzi Schedule the habits: Because of present bias and hyperbolic discounting, we make ‘better’ (i.e., long-term focused) decisions for future time periods than the present
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How to Set Failproof Goals Bulletproof
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Psychologists reveal 6 top tips to help you STICK to your 2016 goals Daily Mail
5 Steps for Creating Healthy Habits Deepak Chopra
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7 Secrets Of People Who Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions Fast Company
How To Trick Your Brain To Hold On To Positive Habit Changes Fast Company
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5 Tricks To Hack Your Way To Better Life Habits Forbes
A Psychologist’s Secrets To Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick Forbes
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10 Steps to Starting a New Habit and Creating Lasting Change in Your Life Gaiam Life
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15 Foolproof Strategies to Stick to Your Fitness Resolutions Greatist
How to Make Something You Don’t Really Enjoy a Habit Greatist
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4 Tricks to Make a Healthy Habit Stick for Good Health Magazine
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The 50 Golden Rules For Forming Healthy Habits Health Room
How to Actually Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions: 9 Data-Backed Tips HubSpot
6 Tips to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions Huffington Post
New Year’s Resolution 2.0: How to Make It Work for You and Your Friends Huffington Post
The Psychology Of New Year’s Resolutions IFLScience
Change Any Habit Painlessly: 6 Tips Inc.
Break Bad Habits Today: Tips and Tricks That Can Change Your Life Indiana University Health
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How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit Lifehacker
The Science Behind New Year’s Resolutions (and How to Use It to Achieve Yours) Lifehacker
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Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick Military.com
How To Get Healthy Habits To Stick: 7 Simple Tricks Mind Body Greenn
3 Steps to Make Your New Habits Stick this Year Mindful.org
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Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
How to NOT Suck at Building Healthy Habits…FINALLY! Nerd Fitness
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10 tips to make your New Year’s resolution a success NHS
The No-Gimmick, Fastest Way to Make Real Change Oprah.com
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How to Build a New Habit in 3 Easy Steps Sam Thomas Davies
Top 10 Reasons You Don’t Stick to Your Resolutions Shape Magazine
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Title Author TL;DR Takeaways
The Behavioral Economics Diet: The Science of Killing a Bad Habit Nir Eyal Create a reward system: Utilizing a commitment contract leverages behavioral economics principles and social norms to improve the odds of making succesful behavior changes
The Science Behind Using Online Communities To Change Behavior Sean Young Establish support: Online communities can change people’s behaviors by addressing psychological needs like the need to trust; the need to fit in; the need for self-worth; the need to be rewarded for good behavior; and the need to feel empowered.
The UCLA Hope Intervention UCLA CDB Establish support: Peer leaders communicating in online and offline communities can change behavior.
Don’t beat yourself up Mark Leary Install foundational mindsets: Embracing self-compassion helps us accept and make progress on our shortcomings and problems without inducing negative emotions through self-views, judgments, expectations, regrets and comparisons with others
Homeostasis and Why We Backslide Shane Parrish Learn how habits work: Our natural resistance to change, homeostasis, can be countered / mitigated via awareness, regular practice, and support systems
Making health habitual: the psychology of ‘habit-formation’ and general practice British Journal of General Practice Learn how habits work: Habit-formation advice is ultimately simple — repeat an action consistently in the same context.
Can’t Kick a Bad Habit? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong Nir Eyal Make it easy: A technique of “progressive extremism” gradually classifies specific negative behaviors as things you will never do again (i.e., moving from the realm of “I don’t” rather than “I can’t”)
The Tim Ferriss Approach to Setting Goals: Rig the Game so You Win Ryan Robinson Make it easy: Ferriss asks himself one simple question that’s designed to strip away any hindrances that’ll make his work unnecessarily difficult: “Am I making this harder than it needs to be?”
Distracted in 2016? Reboot Your Phone with Mindfulness Tristan Harris Shape your environment: We have opportunities to shape our environments (in this case, our phones) to better support our goals and needs
The Easiest Way to Change People’s Behavior Peter Bregman Shape your environment: To a larger extent than you probably realize, your environment dictates your actions. So don’t fight yourself to change your behavior in the midst of the wrong environment; just change the environment. You want to make it easier to do something you want done and harder not to.
Autopilot Achievement: How to Turn Your Goals Into Habits Zen Habits Translate goals into habits: Goals can be broken down into specific habits. “After all the necessary habits are ingrained, your goal is on autopilot.”
Goals, Processes, & Habits: A Recipe for Success Teresa Torres Translate goals into habits: “Uncover the assumptions behind each goal and turn them into habits.”
How Can I Turn Vague Goals Into Actionable To-Dos? Lifehacker Translate goals into habits: “Goals and to-dos are two different things. In order for them to work together, you have to break goals down into smaller chunks… Create smaller actionable building blocks with daily activities.”
How to Solve Difficult Problems by Using the Inversion Technique James Clear Translate goals into habits: “The way to use the Inversion Technique is to look at a particular problem from the opposite direction… Inverting the problem provides a different perspective by forcing you to think through the hidden barriers that could prevent your progress… It is far easier to avoid stupidity than it is to create genius.”
Here’s the Secret to Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution Charlotte Alter Translate goals into habits: There are two categories of resolutions: promotion goals, and prevention goals. Promotion goals are hopes and dreams, aspirations towards a future that is better than the present (“I will run a marathon.”) Prevention goals are duties and obligations, discipline-oriented targets to keep you on track (“I will go to the gym.”). Prevention goals generally have higher success rates in the long term, because they are about building reasonable habits and then maintaining them, not achieving an abstract goal.
Health, United States, 2014 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Survey data on health behaviors in U.S.
Hooking Users In 3 Steps: An Intro to Habit Testing Nir Eyal “Habit Testing” can be used by consumer web companies to build products that users not only love, but are hooked to. This utilizes the the build, measure, learn methodology espoused by the lean startup movement.

Habit Testing

The Behavioral Economics Guide 2016 Alain Samson Overview of Behavioral Economics concepts.