You have provided some very useful insights into the habits of our lives that are made up of daily routines we perform on “auto-pilot.” I appreciate the common sense, systematic approaches you suggest with the concepts of “start small” and “quantity before quality” to guide the way. Easy to remember. And, you’ve identified the common pitfalls we all wrestle with when trying to form a new habit. Your article caused me to be more self aware and gave me some new strategies for changing my behavior, sequencing those changes, and “stacking” them onto already existing habits. Thanks for a practical and down-to-earth explanation. Perfect timing for the approaching new year.