We all strive to set goals and create habits towards a healthy, whole-hearted life. Any good habit that is continuously repeated over time, no matter how small, will have a positive impact on your life in the long-run.
The most important thing you can do is to s h o w u p.
In his book Atomic Habits, author James Clear lays out how habits work and how to shape both environment and behavior to make them stick (or unstick).
Below is a summary of his four laws of behaviour change:
How to Create a Good Habit
- The 1st law (Cue): Make it obvious.
- The 2nd law (Craving): Make it attractive.
- The 3rd law (Response): Make it easy.
- The 4th law (Reward): Make it satisfying.
How to Break a Bad Habit
- Inversion of the 1st law (Cue): Make it invisible.
- Inversion of the 2nd law (Craving): Make it unattractive.
- Inversion of the 3rd law (Response): Make it difficult.
- Inversion of the 4th law (Reward): Make it unsatisfying.
Curious? You can dig into these ideas in his book and examine your habits and how they are contributing to (or detracting from) your vibrant health and whole-hearted living. On October 1st we will be exploring the idea of “habit” through the practice of Qigong (chee-gong), a moving meditation that may just become your next good habit!