Make it easier to practice desired behaviors
- Choose a behaviour you would like to make a habit
For example, you could pick something that will make you healthier, happier or wealthier.
- Ask yourself, ‘What is making this behavior hard to do?’
Your answer will involve at least one of the following factors: time, money, physical effort, mental effort, or your current routine.
- Ask yourself, ‘How can I make this behavior easier to do?’
This will involve either:
a. Increasing your skills (perhaps by watching online videos or asking a friend for tips),
b. Getting the necessary tools and resources (perhaps equipment), or
c. Making the behavior as tiny as you can. (perhaps by starting with one daily push-up instead of a whole workout routine)
- Take action!
When you run into a setback, push yourself to do at least a small part of the activity. For example, if you have a cold, try to do at least one push-up. By going tiny, you create consistency to firmly root your habit in your psyche.
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