Habits are pernicious. Over time, they become hardwired in the brain such that you can’t just will yourself to change them. Instead, you have to have a strategy and an implementation plan. In this lesson, habit expert Gretchen Rubin teaches you how to form good habits by laying the foundation for behavioral change.
- I Identified 21 strategies of how to change, … but there are four strategies … that I call the pillars of habits, … because these strategies … really tower above other strategies, … and those are monitoring, … which is just monitor whatever it … is that you want to change. … Scheduling, which is actually making a place for a habit … in your schedule, a specific place in your calendar. … Accountability, which is … somehow holding yourself accountable, … even if it's only to yourself, … but does this feeling and, … that someone's paying attention, … someone's watching over you, … and then finally foundation, … and foundation are the habits … that are the most important habits … for giving you self command. … (engaging music) … Monitoring is kind of an uncannily effective strategy, … because the thing is, even if you don't consciously … try to change what you're doing, … you're not trying to spend less time on the Internet, … you're not trying to drink less, … the fact is when you monitor something, …
This course includes videos from:
Shane Battier, retired NBA player and ESPN commentator
Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University
Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times
Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author
Carson Tate, author and productivity consultant
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