Hey, CINCOfit family! Joshua May here, back with another pivotal chapter from our exploration of James Clear’s Atomic Habits. This time, we’re focusing on how to make our good habits not just obvious but also automatic. It’s all about reducing friction and making it easier for our habits to happen naturally.

The Art of Reducing Friction

In our quest for self-improvement, we often overlook the power of convenience. The less effort a habit requires, the more likely we are to stick with it. This principle of reducing friction means aligning our habits with the path of least resistance, ensuring they fit seamlessly into our daily routines.

  • Choose Convenient Locations: Habits become stronger when they’re integrated into the flow of our lives. For instance, choosing a gym on your daily commute significantly lowers the barrier to regular exercise.

Simplifying Your Environment

But it’s not just about location. The setup of our personal and professional spaces plays a crucial role. A cluttered home or a noisy office can sabotage our best intentions. Think of it as trying to water your garden with a kinked hose; straightening it out allows the water—and your efforts—to flow freely.


Practical Steps to Effortless Habits

  • Customize Your Tech: Prioritize apps like Audible or Headspace on your phone to encourage learning and relaxation over distraction.
  • Meal Kit Deliveries: Services like Green Chef streamline healthy eating by bringing the ingredients right to your door.
  • Declutter Your Workspace: A tidy desk minimizes distractions, keeping you focused on the task at hand.

Leveraging Technology for Automation

Modern technology offers unparalleled opportunities to automate our behavior for the better. From smart blenders that simplify healthy eating to apps that declutter our digital lives, the right tools can transform cumbersome tasks into simple, pain-free actions.


Embracing these strategies not only makes good habits more accessible but also turns the pursuit of personal growth into a more enjoyable and less taxing journey. Dive deeper into the mechanics of habit automation on the CINCOfit blog.


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