Building Effective Habits
Hey, friend welcome back to another episode of the podcast. If you’re new around here or if this is the first time you’re tuning in, welcome! I’m so grateful you found this podcast and are deciding to hang out with me, my guests, and the other listeners in spirit. If you’re a long-time listener then you know we like to get down to business and focus on the personal development side of building a business and layering in the tactical side as well. It is a pleasure and an honor to be here with you today.
This month on the podcast and inside of Elevate University we’re focusing on unstoppable goals. Part of creating and achieving any goal that you desire is heavily influenced by not only the activities you do on a daily basis to achieve those goals but it is about the systems and habits you have in place so that it makes it easier and more automatic for you to achieve them.
In today’s episode, I want to talk to you about:
- Habit Stacking
- Forgetting About Motivation and Instead Focus on Your Environment
- Eliminating Bad Habits
Many people think they lack motivation when it comes to taking action because they don’t feel motivated but what they really lack is clarity. Because when you think to yourself “I want to be more productive today,” your brain can’t actually understand or see what “being productive actually means,” and because it can see it, it is hard to feel motivated.
Rather than making a cue obvious, make it invisible. Spend less time in tempting situations. Reduce exposure to a bad habit.
You can also use what is called temptation bundling to incorporate things that you may not want to do. For example, while your coffee is brewing you can unload the dishwasher…so you associate something that you gain benefit from with something that you don’t entirely desire to do.
Create systems and structures that reduce the number of options and distractions so that you can focus on the habits that help you achieve your goals.
As we wrap up today’s episode, I encourage you to grab a piece of paper and write down, cue, routine, reward. Start to identify your own habits and routines so that you can consciously decide which ones to keep, which ones to eliminate, and which ones to stack. I’d love to hear about your habits on Instagram. Tag us (@SheDidItHerWay) and share your habits and routines with us.
Next week we’re talking all things elimination to create physical and mental space in your world to make way for your high-yield habits, who you’re becoming and more so stay tuned.
Until next time, keep doing it your way!
- “Many people think they lack motivation when it comes to taking action because they don’t feel motivated but what they really lack is clarity.”
- “The human body has about 11 million sensory receptors. About ten million of those are dedicated to sight.”
- “If you find yourself wanting to reduce the amount of reality tv you watch, make it so that every time you go to watch it, you have to reinstall the app on the phone, making it laborious and annoying so you can create a different emotional meaning to it.”
- “Create systems and structures that reduce the number of options and distractions so that you can focus on the habits that help you achieve your goals.”
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