Start a new (good) habit, kill an old (bad) one

Story highlights

  • 40% of our daily actions are so rote, they are automatic
  • The most effective way to adopt a habit is to replace a bad one with a better one

This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project by David Allan, editorial director of CNN Health and Wellness. The series is on applying to one's life the wisdom and philosophy found everywhere, from ancient texts to pop culture. You can follow Davi