Habit change hack: Replace, don’t remove
Whenever I want to change my behavior, I try to remember this rule:
Replacing something is psychologically easier than just removing it.
Example: I eat an ungodly amount of nuts. If you give me almonds, cashews, or pecans I’ll snack on them all day unconsciously. Nuts are generally healthy, but are domino foods — easy to oversnack on and gain excess fat.