The Habit Method is a comprehensive framework that will help you understand the different aspects of habit formation. It encourages you to take action towards creating habits that will give you the life you want.
The Component Parts of The Habit Method
Connect with the Desire
Desire is the first and possibly the most important component of habit creation. You must have a burning desire to create the new habit and understand why you want it. Understand what you want to change and why. This will be the fuel that keeps you going when things get tough.
Make a Decision
Too many people try to change too much too quickly resulting in overwhelm and ultimately giving up. Decide on the most important habit to reach your goal and focus on that habit first before adding a second habit. Making a decision is about committing, not trying but doing. One habit at a time will increase your chances of success.
Design Your Habit
Answer key questions like when, where, who, and what. This step is crucial for the successful implementation of your habit. Fill in these details on your Habit Canvas as you work through each area of The Habit Method.
Discipline is an important part of habit formation but only one part. It is especially important in the early stages. Think about what you will do when you don't feel like sticking to your habit and note it down on your Habit Canvas. Have a Plan B. If you want to exercise for 30 minutes a day but you wake up one morning feeling exhausted, what can you do instead? Perhaps a yoga pose or some breathing exercises, this allows you to feel somewhat accomplished and not feel like you have failed. Using your Habit Tracker daily will assist with your discipline and focus.
Plan Your Environment
Your environment plays a significant role in whether your habit sticks or not. Make sure your environment supports your new habit. Remove things from your environment that may sabotage your habit. Add triggers into your environment to remind you of your goals, like leaving your book on your pillow when you are making your bed in the morning, if your wish is to read more at night.
The Habit Method provides a structured approach to habit formation, making it easier to create habits that align with your goals. By understanding and implementing each component of The Habit Method, you set yourself up for long-term success.