I'm really not in the best frame of mind today, so here's my thoughts in the simplest form.
We are basically a collection of our good and bad habits. Changing a bad habit can be tricky, so a good way to tackle it would be to replace a bad habit with a good one. Hooking tasks to already-existing committments is also effective; for example, if Trash Day is Monday, clean out the fridge on Sunday night or Monday morning. Take a look at your life and see what things happen when every day, every week, every month and find go-along jobs that match the things you are already in the habit of doing.
In order to change the way things are, you actually have to DO something. Do ONE thing. Just one. Then see how you feel, a little powerful, eh? Then do another, then another. Pretty soon you'll be hooked on the high from affecting positive personal change.
As you were.