Day 28 habit challenge: Hick's Law

And how you can use it for your habits

Day 28! We’re 2 days away from the end of the challenge.

Even if you didn’t get all the emails (if you joined halfway), I hope the challenge was still helpful. Any feedback would be appreciated - share your thoughts at the end of this email!

P.S. yesterday, we learned how to use the Zeignarik Effect (unfinished things are remembered more) to stay consistent in our habits. Catch up on previous posts here.

What’s Hick’s Law?

The time it takes to make a decision increases with the number and complexity of choices.

If your habits are complex, it might be tough to start with them.

You might think…

“I have no discipline.”

“I’m lazy.”

“I just need to work harder.”

But it’s not your fault…you’re fighting human nature.

Instead, work with your nature instead of against it

If your habit is too complex, break it down into steps.

Or find some other way to make it easier.

Example: better morning routine

I’ve been trying to improve my morning routine.

Instead of having a complicated routine,

I simplified it.

  1. I made a to-do list the night before

  2. In the morning, I check off each task from the list 1 by 1

That way, it feels easy.

I’m only doing 1 thing at a time, instead of a 20 step routine.

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