How to Position the Objects Around to Help You Build a Habit

“The desk, the computer on top of it, the chair you sit in, and the space they comprise are all repositories for memory. But these things don’t just store our memories; they store our behaviors too. The sum of these stored behaviors is an object’s habit field, and merely being around it compels our bodies and minds to act in certain ways.”

Here’s a take on memory, productivity, behavior and habits I’ve never heard before.

Jack Cheng explains the concept of “habit fields” — the idea that we embed memories into objects and contexts without realizing it.

But where it gets interesting is the ways in which you can control and reprogram these fields to ensure your desk helps you be more productive or your chair makes you more relaxed.