Habits can be an intentional way to achieve great results, but only if you know when and how to use them.
Tips & Tricks:
When to Use a Habit
- When you have a vague aspiration that you just can’t seem to make measurable.
- When you want to use a habit as a step toward completing an achievement goal.
How to Use a Habit
- Make it SMARTER (specific, measurable, actionable, risky, time-keyed, exciting, and relevant)
- Add a start date, a frequency (how often you will do the habit’s actions), a time trigger (when you want to do it), and a streak target (how many times in a row you must do it). Research has found that it usually takes 66 days for a habit to become automatic.
How to Track a Habit
Add a checkmark on your calendar for each successful action.
If you want to kill a habit instead, here’s the lazy way to do it.