Building a new habit takes experimentation, compassion, and creativity. This guided program puts research into step-by-step practice so you can develop the habit you’ve always wanted. Along the way, you’ll be guided through creating a habit plan and experimenting with what works through daily and weekly check-ins.
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What The Build-a-Habit Guide helps.
You've tried (and struggled) with building habits. You're tired (and overwhelmed) from all of the change you want to make, but haven't been able to implement. Thankfully, there’s a body of research dedicated to figuring out how to make sustained behavior change. The Build-a-Habit Guide breaks down the habit building process into a proven plan for making new habits stick, now and into the future. You'll also be supported, throughout your journey, with optional resources like free worksheets, therapist tips, and example entries—all delivered by email.
How The Build-a-Habit Guide works.
Schedule time and place. The habit forming program you’ll soon embark on includes a mix of education and daily practice. In order to ensure as much consistency as possible, it’s helpful to proactively choose a time and place for you to use The Build-a-Habit Guide to keep up your habit building progress. When schedules get busy, it’s easy for inertia to get in the way of working towards your goals. This step will set you up for success as you get started with the program.
Lay the foundation of strong habit formation by learning the principles behind lasting behaviour change. We introduce you to just how powerful habit building can be in setting you up for long-term well-being. In addition to that, we cover the fundamental principles that you’ll need to know in order to get the most out of the program. Then, you’ll choose a habit, create your first plan, and begin your habit building process. In order to successfully cook a recipe, you’ll first need to understand what the ingredients are. This step will equip you with those “active ingredients” so you have the know-how, agency, and flexibility to build your habit over time.
Discover what works for you by experimenting with your habit plan. You’ll spend four weeks testing and experimenting with your habit plan through a combination of daily check-ins and weekly reflection entries. We often overlook just how many factors affect our daily decision making. Whether or not we do something as important as drinking enough water during the day can come down to something as simple as forgetting to take the bottle out of the dishwasher in the morning.
Maintain your progress through consistency and accountability. After four weeks of experimenting and adjusting your habit plan, you’ll transition to daily tracker entries—simple, quick, and gratifying logs to keep you accountable to your progress. This step will be important to continue solidifying your habit. Research has shown that habits can take up to 10 weeks (or longer!) to really stick. Instead of stopping after you’ve found a plan that’s worked for you, try to remember that consistency is key.
How is The Build-a-Habit Guide different from other habit trackers?
This guide is designed to help you not just track whether or not you completed your habit. It will equip you with research-based principles that undergird long lasting behavior change, and give you practical exercises to put them into motion. You'll be guided through choosing your habit, creating a habit plan, and experimenting with what works through daily and weekly check-ins.
When should I use The Build-a-Habit Guide?
Use this notebook daily or near daily. This notebook is designed to guide you through the process of preparing for and developing your habit of choice. Consistency will be important, so we encourage readers to schedule a set time and place for you to perform your daily and weekly check-ins.