July 29


Forming New Habits: Train to be an Amateur, Not an Expert

By Peter Julian

July 29, 2021

When it comes to forming new habits, you actually want to train to be an amateur rather than an expert. This allows you to focus on small tasks and breaking down your goals into smaller ones. Doing this will allow you to form smaller habits that are easier to repeat and become consistent. When you practice healthy habits over and over again, it becomes second nature. This will allow you to do things that you enjoy and it will feel effortless.

Key Takeaways:

  • Goals such as losing weight by eating healthier or exercising more are typically too big for newcomers.
  • Break down your goals and your actions into much smaller habits in order to accomplish them and make them part of your routine.
  • To form new habits you have to find a minimal enjoyable action. It’s simply an action that is enjoyable and effortless.

“An amateur is a consistent practitioner of a healthful habit. The amateur practices a behavior because they enjoy it and it becomes part of their identity.”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/automatic-you/202107/forming-new-habits-train-be-amateur-not-expert

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