The tiny habits that we do everyday have the power to change our lives. Whether it’s getting up early, so you have a moment to yourself before the kids wake up or making time to exercise or meditate or something as simple as a cup of tea in silence, these habits have a profound impact on our wellbeing and also our mental health. Yet, with small humans to care for, so many of us find it hard to start a new habit and stick to it. And we find ourselves in a rut which we can’t get out of.
In his book ‘Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything’, world-renowned behaviour scientist FJ Fogg looks at how we’re approaching habits the wrong way. He says we can all change, but we need to start small. He also looks at how simplicity lies at the heart of behaviour change and how starting a habit begins with looking at the sequence of events surrounding this one tiny habit.
BJ says that when it comes to change, TINY IS MIGHTY. Start with two sit-ups a day, not a two-hour workout; or three deep breaths each morning rather than 20 minutes of meditation. Start your day with one glass of water, and build up to more. Before you listen to this episode, think about some of the things you want to change in your life or habits you want to create. He’ll help explain how to make these things happen. And remember, it’s all about starting small and building from there.
In today’s conversation, we talk about:
- How his book and method Tiny Habits is based on 20 years of research and experience personally coaching over 40,000 people.
- How simplicity lies at the heart of behaviour change.
- A behaviour happens when three things come together at the same moment – and what these three things are.
- How important motivation is in his method.
- Adopting positive self-talk.
- How tiny habits can lead to our identity starting to change.
- Practical tips around setting up tiny habits.
To find out more, go to www.tinyhabits.com