Why You Should Only Do One Habit at a Time

Many people will read the 6 Changes Method and be put off by the idea that you have to choose one habit and work on it for 2 months at a time.

That’s too little. They want to do several habits at once.

I’m here to tell you that while several habits can be formed at once, it’s much more difficult, and chances are you’re setting yourself up for failure.

So sure, if you are too impatient, try doing 3-5 habits at once. I wish you all the success in the world. But … if that doesn’t work, try the 6 Changes Method. You’ll be setting yourself up for success.

I’ve tried to create multiple habits at once, and I’ve had very mixed success. Usually I fail at it.

I’ve tried doing one habit at a time. I’ve succeeded almost 100% of the time when I do that.

Creating a new habit is difficult — it entails doing something consciously, as consistently as possible, breaking old bonds between a trigger and your old habit and creating a new bond between a trigger and your new habit. It’s not easy.

And we lose motivation, and life inevitably gets in the way.

And will all that up against you, why stack even more odds in the favor of failure by trying to do this not with one habit, but with several?

Try doing one habit at a time. Your success rate won’t just double or triple — it’ll go up tenfold.