Do you struggle to stick to your habit? Are you fed up with not achieving your goals?
You need to try habit stacking!
In this blog, we'll teach you some ways to make healthy habits part of your everyday.
What is habit stacking?
To put it simply, habit stacking is the process of combining new habits with existing habits to create a new (and improved) routine. By doing this, you can leverage the power of existing habits to adopt new habits with ease!
So, if you struggle to think of useful new habits or have a tough time sticking to your existing ones, you may want to try this technique.
What is the point of habit-stacking?
The purpose of habit-stacking is to create simple and repeatable routines (managed by a checklist).
The goal is to get this out of the cognitive load, “because all you have to remember to do is follow the checklist,” and not each individual habit.
For example, if you already have a habit of brushing your teeth before bed, you can add a new habit of doing 10 minutes of meditation immediately after brushing your teeth. This creates a habit stack: brushing your teeth and then meditating. The key is to choose the right habits to stack and to do them in the right order.
Here are some steps to help you create effective habit ‘stacks’:
1) Identify an existing habit
The first step is to identify an existing habit that you do every day without fail. This could be something like brushing your teeth, taking a shower, or making a cup of coffee.
2) Choose a new habit
The next step is to choose a new habit that you want to adopt. This could be something like having a turmeric shot every morning to give yourself a boost of nutrients, writing in a journal before bed, or doing a quick workout after getting home from work.
3) Stack the habits
Once you have identified the existing habit and the new habit, the next step is to stack them. This means doing the new habit immediately after the existing habit.
For example, if your existing habit is brushing your teeth, and your new habit is doing a quick workout, you could do your workout immediately after brushing your teeth.
4) Repeat and refine
The final step is to repeat the habit stack every day until it becomes a natural part of your routine.
Once you have established the habit stack, you can refine it to make it even more effective.
For example, you could increase the duration of your workout or switch to a different type of exercise.
There you have it - habit stacking is a simple but powerful technique that can help you create positive changes in your life!
By leveraging the power of existing habits, you can make it easier to adopt new habits and create a healthier, happier, and more productive lifestyle.
So why not try habit stacking today and see how it can help you achieve your goals?
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