The good folk in our Straight and Curly group on Facebook asked about creating good habits, and it was with absolute delight that we were able to put this episode together. Why are good habits important? It’s because:
- They make life easier
- They set you up beautifully for success (whatever ‘success’ looks like for you)
So how do we create good habits?
In this episode we cover:
- The importance of knowing yourself and how you respond to expectations
- Understanding the difference between intention and motivation
- That it’s very hard to break a habit, much easier to simply create a new, good habit that overrides the bad one
- That you shouldn’t attempt to create more than one new habit at a time
- That there is no set number of days for a new habit to take hold
- The importance of knowing your triggers for bad habits
- How to set yourself up for success
- Gretchen Rubin – Better than Before
- Gretchen Rubin’s Habits Quiz
- Too Much of a Good Thing: The Benefits of Implementation Intentions Depend on the Number of Goals
- Achieve Your Goals: Research Reveals a Simple Trick That Doubles Your Chances for Success
- Charles Duhigg – The Power of Habit
- Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely – not purely about habit but it’s a fascinating study of human behaviour.
- 7 Ways To Stay Motivated When You’re Trying To Ditch A Bad Habit
- The Truth About Breaking Bad Habits
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