It is a lot easier for people to adopt a habit that provides a strong sensory signal. Like the mint feeling of toothpaste. As compared to flossing one’s teeth. You must make habits satisfying. If an experience is not satisfying, we have little reason to repeat it. What is rewarded is repeated. But we’re not just looking for any type of satisfaction, we’re looking for immediate satisfaction. Compared to the age of the brain, modern society is brand new. As a general rule, the more immediate pleaseure you get from an action, the more strongly you should question whether it aligns with your long-term goals. Most people will spend all day chasing quick hits of satisfaction. “The last mile is always the least crowded”. The vital thing in getting a habit to stick is to feel successful. Open an account so that when you avoid something, you are building towards something else that is ~satisfying~. Incentives can start a habit, identity can sustain it. Change is easy when it’s enjoyable. Make it obvious, make it attractive, make it easy - increase the odds that a behavior will be performed this time. Make it satisfying - increases the odds that it will be repeated next time.