Building Habits

Our daily routines consist of habits formed over time, both good and bad.

We all want to change our bad behaviors and adopt good ones. What’s the most effective way? According to the “Tiny Habits” method by BJ Fog:

  1. Get specific, write down or note mentally the habit you want to change or adopt. Try to do it after a morning/evening routine you already do.

After I have my morning coffee, I will do two pushups.”

  1. Make it easy – break down the behavior into really tiny steps (two push ups, floss one tooth). Take one step at a time to start.
  2. “High-five” yourself mentally immediately after taking the tiny step to re-enforce the behavior.
  3. Observe yourself for triggers for the habit, and try to catch them mentally to trigger the good behavior or stop the bad one.

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