Learning a Productive Habit
This is the fourth and final episode in How to Form a Productive Habit. In episode 14, we discussed theory and now we’ll be discussing a practical strategy and tactics for coming out victorious in your endeavor to form a productive habit.
First and foremost, always beta-test your new productive habit with a balanced perspective (not a critical one)…if you think of this as trial-and-error you’ll be motivated longer to build the productive habit.
Second, Do more of the activities that develop the productive habit while conditioning yourself at the very end of habit development, so that when you feel ready to move to your normal habit schedule you’re actually just slowing down not having to ramp up.
Small, phases/milestones with no real end goal…definitive goals are a habit killer; adjust for habituation; and, reward good habits (extrinsic motivation helps). Visualize yourself doing the new habit, but also think about the emotional fulfillment you’ll feel when you practice the new habit.