Hey Friend, “The Key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities” - Steven Covey
So you have had a week to think about what you REALLY want to achieve and WHY it is important to you.. Now what??
Ok we look at it all subjectively.
Following the steps from James Clear - Atomic Habits, There are 4 Laws to Creating a New Habit which then results as more of part of your routine.
A four-step loop that underlies all of human behavior: Cue, Craving, Response, and Reward.
With repetition, this neurological feedback loop leads to the cultivation of new habits. (now this feedback can serve a positive or a negative response)
Today we are focusing on the positive
If we want to change something for the Positive, think of these factors 1. Cue: Make it obvious. 2. Craving: Make it attractive. 3. Response: Make it easy. 4. Reward: Make it satisfying.
Knowing what it is you want to achieve is the first step, now how can this formula work for you.. I’ll go first…
Mine is a movement skill so I need 10-30min dedicated practice. Goal : reach a 10sec free standing Handstand I know I am motivated by inspiring and encouraging others.
Cue - I’m lucky enough to work in an environment that feeds this goal. BUT I tend to do admin upstairs off the main gym floor. So I will set aside time to finish admin downstairs on the gym floor.
Craving - I love to chill in the sunshine or on the deck at junglebrothers. This is the desired place to handstand practice as hardwood floor and plain black walls.
Response - If I am already doing admin downstairs I don’t have to move anywhere
Reward - I get Vitamin D, Skill practice and as I work 3 nights a week here, members will see my own progress and potentially get inspired to hit their movement goals.
Now what can you do to make the same 4 laws work for you? Feel free to share I love hearing what ideas everyone has. Until next week, Nikki
Stay curious and remember “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” - George Bernard Shaw If you know someone who could benefit from this blog, please share it with them.