What Is Habit?
In the American Journal of Psychology (1903) it is defined in this way: “A habit, from the standpoint of psychology, is a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing, or feeling acquired through previous repetition of a mental experience.
Habit is broken down into 3 elements which is cue, habit and reward
CUE= a trigger that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and which habit to use.
HABIT= which can be physical or mental or emotional.
REWARD= which helps your brain figure out if this particular loop is worth remembering for the future.
HOW TO CREATE PERMANENT RUNNING HABIT FOR WEIGHT LOSS.
CUE: Every night before sleep ,put your exercise gears beside your bed.
HABIT: When you see the running gear beside your bed, your brain will automatically tell you that you need to go for a run.
REWARD: Endorphins kicks in, you feel happy & destress .
CUE: Tie your running shoes before your breakfast.
HABIT: When you are wearing your sport shoes ,your brain will tell you that you need to exercise after breakfast.
REWARD: Endorphins kicks in, you feel happy & distress .
CUE : Wear your sport attire together when you sleep.
HABIT: Your brain will automatically to you that you need to go for exercise, when you wake up.
REWARDS: Endorphins kicks in, you feel happy & destress .
2 Easy Steps to Create Exercise Habit.
- Find A Simple and Obvious Cue .
- Clearly Define Reward
Easy and simple cue example.
1) Prepare your workout gear and put them into your car’s front seat, or place that
you can easily see.
2) Hang the clothes which the size you would like to wear ,at place that you could easily see
it every time.
example: if u are at XL size at the moment, hang L or M size’s clothes at places that you can see every time. Example: on your wall, near your mirror etc.
3) Paste your fitness idol’s poster or someone that you would like to be ,on places that you can easily see.
4) Put your running or exercise gear beside
your bed ,if you would like to have morning
5) Read and watch fitness related book ,magazine, news and video.
Forget big change, start with a tiny habit: BJ Fogg at TEDxFremont