I just read the kindle edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear. Its worth the time investment, giving practical ways for building desired habbits and more importantly, breaking bad ones. The habit loop The four stages of habit are an endless cycle. This habit loop is continually scanning the environment, predicting what will happen next, trying out different responses, and learning from the results. The cue triggers a craving That motivates a response That provides a reward That satisfies the craving and, ultimately, becomes associated with the cue 4 laws of behavior change The pillars of the book, are the four stages of the habit building process: