I don’t like to work out, but I’ve been working out regularly for decades. The secret? A reward shortly after working out. It’s usually a bubble bath.
I just bought this:
According to Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit), the secret to developing a habit is to identify and implement three things:
- a cue
- a routine
- a reward
The cue could be “morning”, the routine could be going to the gym and the reward could be a bubble bath (I don’t advise chocolate cake).
Remember, good habits are invaluable: they help you reach your goals on autopilot. If you don’t have to struggle to do the work because it is a habit, the more likely you’ll stick with it!
What are your cues, routines and rewards?