How To Use Triggers To Effortlessly Create Healthy Habits
I love this part of Habits Transformation principles of The Merisoiu Technique simply because it’s like a game and it can be very creative and enjoyable.
Many clients who seek my guidance come to me struggling to reach a healthy or healthier lifestyle. Achieving a healthier lifestyle is just a matter of detail.
It’s the details make the whole so cutting out all your favourite foods and going to the gym 5 days a week all of a sudden will not necessarily work for building healthy habits leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Those details are tiny habits we overlook. Depending on how much my clients allow me to know about their lifestyle we address the smallest habits first. From there the big picture changes for the better as well.
One of the many ways I do this is by using triggers to create or transform habits.
How triggers work
The triggers have to be habits which you automatically do without thinking about them. Such as brushing your teeth, food shopping or even walking, waiting at a red light or changing your clothes before going to bed.
So this is how it works. We take a trigger and associate a habit to it. Every time you do one thing the other one automatically follows.
– every time you wait at a red light you stand on one leg (if balance exercises are in your program)
– every time you brush your teeth you first do 5 squats (if moving more is a habit you want to build into your life)
– or every time you pour coffee in your cup you also pour water in a glass (if you need to build the habit of drinking more water)
These are simple examples yet the system works for any habit you want to create. And it makes things so much easier without getting you overwhelmed. You are probably busy enough just as it is.
However remember to take one habit and one trigger at a time. Trying to transform more than one habit will again lead to overwhelm.
Post your comments below with the habits you are trying to create and the associated triggers. I will give you some ideas to help you.
And if you need extra help please book a FREE call with me to discuss your current habits transformation journey and give you some idea moving forward.