When it comes to developing habits and creating change, Tiny is Mighty and this 1 Tiny Habit Can Change Your Life.
Practicing tiny habits and behaviors is essential to improving health and maintaining happiness throughout one’s life. Small habits can begin with flossing once a day, completing one push up, drinking a full glass of water upon waking, taking a deep breath every time you remember. Starting off with small victories and tiny behaviors is a great way to start increasing productivity as well.
After accomplishing a tiny behavior that you want to pursue and repeat, it is important to celebrate with a tiny victory! By celebrating tiny victories one will feel rewarded and one will want to continue the behavior and eventually the process will become a habit. The reward should be self-praise. Congratulate yourself with a “I’m strong.” or “I’m amazing!” Giving yourself a compliment is a great way to boost your attitude and better develop that tiny habit!
Another big factor to success in creating tiny habits is creating behavioral changes. Behavioral change is systematic, there are 15 ways that behavior can change, but only two are extremely effective in the long run. The first step is to change your environment: social, physical, and emotional. Changing environments can be hard but it is very beneficial.
When one is being faced with negative thoughts it is always important to remember that those thoughts need to be acknowledged and then let go. Think of them as leaves on a stream, you notice them but they continue moving.
Environments can influence one to stop practicing tiny habits. It is very important to surround oneself with a positive environment that makes one motivated to achieve their daily habit. Relying purely on motivation alone to change a tiny habit will not work. One has to take control and change their entire way of living, who they surround themselves with, and most importantly how they treat themselves.
The second step is to make sure the habit isn’t too big and most importantly don’t think too far ahead. If one begins a habit thinking of only the end goal in mind, more than likely that habit will not develop or it will develop temporarily. One has to change current factors and behaviors that can contribute to that outcome, change old habits. Changing old habits is the key to developing a happier and healthier version of you.
For example, when one is trying to lose weight, snacking is a common behavior that needs change, whether that be mindlessly snacking, avoidant eating, or inconsistent/binge snacking. A small change in habits or creating new habits is the ideal and reliable way to get to one’s goal. Motivation, ability and a trigger are key to creating a new behavior. By combining those three keys to success, you will see a happier, healthier, more fulfilled version of yourself.
This lifestyle will help you reach your ideal weight, become fulfilled, sleep better, and achieve any other goal that one may have. Take back control, make your life easy, fit, and make life rewarding again. By trying out this method, we promise a less stressful environment. Whenever you get in your car after work, take one long deep breath and smile! We want to help as many people as possible achieve their optimal health through our community of wellness. Change begins with you, change can be easy once it starts, tiny is mighty!
Fogg, BJ, director. Forget Big Change, Start with a Tiny Habit: BJ Fogg at TEDxFremont, TEDx Talks, 5 Dec. 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdKUJxjn-R8.
BJ Fogg PhD. “BJ Fogg: Tiny Habits.” Tinyhabits, www.tinyhabits.com/.