We all have good habit and bad habits.
There is a thing called “habit stacking.”
Steve Scott wrote the book, “Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less.” Available on Amazon at:
The practice is bonding a new habit to an old habit. For example, let’s say I have a habit putting on my coat to go to work every morning. I could then start creating a new habit attached to putting on my coat. I could say to myself:
“When I put on my coat in the morning, I will immediately do one stretch to touch my toes.”
Over time, I will be pretty good at touching my toes because I do it so often.
Or, I could say this to myself:
“When I put on my coat in the morning, I will immediately walk to the donut shop at the end of the street.”
Bad habit. But I could make this a routine every morning.
The point is, if we want to create a new habit, bonding the new habit with an old habit makes it easier. Want one more example?
“When I leave work every day, I will immediately make one follow-up call to my prospect list.”