Creatures of habit are we, and the below TEDx talk proves that we can use existing behaviors to trigger new ones that we want to add. I am a firm believer that by "doing" an action, we eventually become it, and BJ Fogg promotes a method called Tiny Habits that is fun and totally do-able.
Fill in the two blanks in the following statement, the first with a behavior you already do, the second with a behavior you want to add. "After I _________, I will _____________" . And then do it. And then celebrate to yourself in some small way every time. Because this shit is hard, and you did it!
So: "After I tuck the kids into bed, I will do 5 sun salutations". Fist pump.
See, I don't stretch enough before or after my workouts, and feel like I never have time what with running to clients and taking care of the house. But it is an essential part of having a sound body, so I really need to make it happen...
I honestly feel like this method can work for my kids, too, especially my 7 year old son who is already extremely set in his ways.
Watch the talk in full below and I would love to get your "After I _________, I will _____________" statements in the comments!