I just learned about this course from Stanford researcher B.J. Fogg called “3 Tiny Habits” — it’s like the kaizen approach to kaizen!
Fogg leads you through a free email course, in which you are asked to make three 30-second changes to your usual behavior each day for a week. Seriously. 90 seconds. If you’re not sure what habits to start, that’s okay…when you sign up for the course, you’ll get access to a list of suggestions covering every area of your life–physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Wouldn’t it be worth spending 90 seconds to make a small but real change for the better?
Here’s the description of the course (from his website):
My new course “3 Tiny Habits” can create new behaviors in your life.
Let me explain . . . I’ve studied human behavior for 18 years, mostly at Stanford University. Here’s what I’ve learned: Only three things will change behavior in the long term.
Option A. Have an epiphany
Option B. Change your context (what surrounds you)
Option C. Take baby steps
Creating an epiphany is difficult. You should rule out Option A unless you have mystical powers (I don’t).
But here’s the good news: The other two options are practical. And they can lead to lasting change if you follow the right program. However, few winning programs exist.
In December of 2011, I created a new way to tap the power of context and baby steps. Over 6,300 people have since joined in. The results are the best I’ve ever seen in any program.
–B.J. Fogg, tinyhabits.com
Here’s the page where you can sign up for the free course: http://tinyhabits.com/join/
Here’s where you can see how well the course worked for past students: http://tinyhabits.com/responses/
I’ve committed to adding the following 3 habits next week:
- 30 seconds of fire breath (an energizing yoga breathing technique) after turning off the alarm clock
- 30 seconds of bouncing on my mini-trampoline after getting dressed
- 30 seconds of deep breathing before each meal
Isn’t there some small change you’ve been thinking of making? Why not start with a micro-habit to put you on the right track?