Tiny Habits® by BJ Fogg

Brain Health Network provides the latest information and simple steps for brain health. However we recognise that information on its own doesn’t lead to sustainable lifestyle change. That’s why we’ve worked with Dr BJ Fogg to bring you an introduction to his Tiny Habits® methodology. Keep reading to find out more, and how Tiny Habits can help you keep your brain healthy.

About BJ Fogg, PhD

BJ Fogg, PhD, founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. In addition to his research, Fogg teaches industry innovators how human behavior really works. He created the Tiny Habits Academy to help people around the world. He lives in Northern California and Maui.

For more about BJ Fogg see bjfogg.com/about

Tiny Habits® Overview

The below is taken from BJ Fogg’s book, Tiny Habits®

The essence of Tiny Habits is this: Take a behaviour you want, make it tiny, find where it fits naturally in your life, and nurture its growth. If you want to create long-term change, it’s best to start small.

With the Tiny Habits method, you focus on small actions that you can do in less than thirty seconds. When something is tiny, it’s easy to do - which means you don’t need to rely on the unreliable nature of motivation.

The Anatomy of Tiny Habits®

Anchor Moment

An existing routine (like brushing your teeth)

New Tiny Behaviour

A simple version of the new habit you want

Instant Celebration

Something you do to create positive emotions

Suggested Recipes for Brain Health:

  • After I write my shopping list, I will add one new fresh fruit or vegetable
  • After I get out of bed in the morning, I will do one pushup
  • After I get into bed at night, I will put my phone on do not disturb mode
  • After I hear my alarm in the morning, I will get up without pressing snooze
  • After I’ve had breakfast, I will send a quick text to a friend
  • After I’ve had lunch, I will walk round the block

If you're interested in a free introductory program from the Tiny Habits team, follow the link below. You can also learn more from the Tiny Habits book

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