The Habit Huddle launched in January. I know how busy we all are, and I wanted to share something with you that would be easy to learn from. That’s why each video is only about 5-10 minutes long.
It’s taken about 5 months, but now the episodes make up a mini habit curriculum.
This video shares with you which videos to watch in what order, so you can take charge of your habits. Because when you master your habits, you master your life.
Links to all the episodes are listed below the video. Hope you enjoy them!
Setting the Stage
These videos provide the background on why knowledge, willpower, and motivation aren’t enough to get people to change. They cover what habits look like in the brain and how to intentionally make habits.
Why Your Willpower Fails You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0ylF3QpmbQ
Willpower Vs Habits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bt6uM8jtsY
How Habits Are Formed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDBohwl8LnQ
The Anatomy of a Habit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_L8iYjarZI
Step 1: Know Your Why
Start here, because people like to think that they are logical creatures. They like to think that what they do, say, think, and believe is because it makes sense and the facts warrant it. But studies of human behavior show the opposite. Humans are emotional creatures first. We have a feeling, and then almost instantly we create the “logic” to justify that feeling. Getting your employees in touch with their roles and values first gives them an opportunity to develop strong emotions about the new habit which then drives the “logic” to stick to this new behavior.
Know Your Why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PueuQYyVz64
Step 2: Choose Your Action Step
Once you know why you want to create a new habit, you want to intentionally craft an action step that will set you up for success. These 2 videos will help you do that.
Action Steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m_h4f_LhxM
The Minimum Requirement Strategy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STPlzeeS8gc
Step 3: Choose Your Anchor Habit
If a habit is something that occurs unconsciously, then how do you know it’s time to do it? You’ve been triggered. Something has told you it’s time to act in a certain way. These videos will help you intentionally choose a trigger that works for you.
Anchor Habits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFcDnLRqF7o
Scheduling Your Habits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qByG0yqF31k
Step 4: Choose Your Reward
Every habit ends with a reward. You do your habit for a reason. Here’s how to intentionally choose a reward, so that the behavior gets wired into your brain and your body.
The videos above cover each component of the Habit Anatomy, but what does that look like in real life? Here are a bunch of examples.
Habit Anatomy Examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-HG_TmVvNI
Step 5: Plan For Success
Creating new habits is hard. If it wasn’t, we’d all already have all the good habits we wanted. These two videos will help your employees navigate the challenges they’ll encounter when they decide to make a new habit.
Overcoming Obstacles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAf2CFWIAb4
A Few Extra…
And finally, here are just a few videos that I really like and think you’ll find interesting, too.
How Long Does It Take to Create a Habit?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1HrXx6vtSQ
Growing Your Willpower Account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOHWFjq4yaM
Is It Better to Create Good Habits or Break Bad Habits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYW4cyFnn10