Your environment has to support your goals.
That’s why the old-school climbing gyms work just as well (or better) than the new ones—no distractions, no extra equipment designed for entertainment—just hard climbing.
Or why it’s a lot easier to follow the Whole30 grogram if your whole family is doing it—no cookies on the counter to tempt you.
The habit hack is simple:
When you are trying to build a new habit, shape your environment to support your goals.
Stack the cards in your favor in every possible way, and make it so easy it feels like cheating.
No extra points for relying on will-power alone.