How to break bad habits using the Pareto principle

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Identifying causes with the Pareto principle

I used to have a bad social media habit. I would check Facebook and Reddit over a hundred times a day, even re-opening the page right after I closed it. I talked I would try and try again by leaving dramatic notes for myself or increasingly weird fixes (ever modify a Hosts file?) , but it never worked. Then I heard about the Pareto principle.

  1. Something cool might be there.
  2. It was familiar.

Addressing the root causes

I’ve since taken some steps towards success by addressing the root causes.

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