Humans are creatures of habit, which is both a good and bad thing. It’s great when we have good habits and tough when we have bad habits. Tough because habits are hard to change and we don’t like change, a point which is very well made in this video about Facebook and the regular features updates that it makes [H/T @benjaminellis].
In an interview I did with Stanford University’s BJ Fogg, he shared his tips on how to create new habits. The fours steps are:
- Find the smallest behaviour that matters
- Work out where to out this in your daily routine
- Train the sequence – ie keep at it on a regular basis
- Allow the full behaviour to emerge.
Listen to the interview: