Finding Motivation: Habit Stacking
Friday, February 26, 2021
My goal is to build new habits. So far, not sticking.
I came across this article on Spark this morning, and it fits.
"Could Habit Stacking Be the Secret to Long-Term Success?"
"Habit stacking is an effective method used to make new habits become a regular part of your routine by "stacking" them around things you already do. Developed by BJ Fogg, Ph.D., the founder of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University, the formula is simple:
After or before I do something (current habit), I will do something else (new habit).
Or it might look like:
After I do something (current habit), but before I do something (current habit), I will do something else (new habit)."
It's nothing I haven't heard before, and I've dabbled a little, but I think I started out too ambitious with too many new habits (even though they were all rather linked) and then I found myself back to zero new habits.
The article referenced this one I'm going to save as well,
"How to Build New Habits by Taking Advantage of Old Ones"
Saving this things for now to think on and start building on.