I have been evaluating some habit forming research and paying attention to some people that have been vocal to the concept. I am validating some of my ideas on habits against what others are saying. I have two to cover in this blog, one where I am in the right path and one that I overlooked.
The easy one is the concept of starting small. If you want to create a habit, then what you start doing every day should be really easy. The reason is because it takes significant motivation and will power to just keep the habit, much less a hard one. We should let things get harder over time.
The other issue that I overlooked is that of trigger. It is a good to consider things you do everday that could act as a reminder to engage a specific habit. Simple concept really, but being aware of what triggers you or what could trigger you to do good things rather than bad is critical to habit forming.
Guy Reams (305)