Do you have an effective way to track your habits? If not, do not fear – let me introduce to you the habit tracker. Habit tracking consists of keeping track of your habits by marking the days on your calendar that you implement your habits. Habit tracking involves many benefits, including the motivation and awareness that contribute to maintaining your habits. Do you keep track of your habits? Habit tracking… Read More »The Habit Tracker
Do you have an effective strategy that helps you stay on track with your habits? Implementation intention is a method that could help you be specific about how you will achieve what you want. It’s used to encourage consistent engagement with your habit by including two cues in your goal – time and location. When… Read More »Implementation Intention – The Key to Consistent Effort
Who do you envision yourself to be? Knowing who you want to be and what you want to do mean everything in habit formation. Not knowing your goals is like working blindfolded, and we do it more often that we think. Making identity-based habits is an effective way of remembering the most important parts… Read More »Identity-Based Habits
Do you ever find yourself discouraged after realizing your habit was too challenging? Habit stacking is a strategy you can use to connect your already existing habits to new ones that you would like to form. Use the formula: after (current habit), I will (new habit). Let’s say you want to start exercising regularly. Take an existing habit you already have, for example, making your bed. After… Read More »The Art of Stacking Habits
You may wonder, are there benefits in being a part of a community? The answer is yes! Building community relationships is an excellent way to improve mental health. Communities can be built out of any common interest or experience, and they have the potential to positively influence your behaviour and your habit formation journey! Plus, they can be held online… Read More »Community Involvement and Its Benefits
When you think of your habits, do you see your goal or the process? A study run by Fishbach (2010) hypothesized that there are two types of goal setters – one who sees the goal (I want to be 150 pounds) and one who sees the process (I want to exercise everyday). No… Read More »The Two Types of Goal Setters
When in the process of forming habits, we tend to overlook the importance of small and consistent steps, while only having the “big goal” in mind. Starting with small steps while consistently engaging in them increases the chances that your habit is more likely to be maintained over time because there… Read More »Habit Formation – Benefits of Starting with Small Steps
How do you think habits are formed? Habits are more complex than we think. Four stages of forming a habit have been discovered and by using this information, it can help you engage in the habits you want to form or change the way you engage with unhealthy habits.
Looking to form healthy habits while short on time? Try using the two-minute rule – instead of putting aside tasks that take just two minutes to complete, do them immediately. This way, you will easily get that feeling of accomplishment and your foot in the door to forming more complex habits. What is something you can do in two minutes? Procrastination… Read More »The Two Minute Rule – A Solution to Procrastination?