Dream up your new tiny habitMake your new habit something small, something you can do everyday, and something that’s positive (i.e. avoid habits like ‘don’t do xyz’). Then write it on your habit stick!
Make a good habit stick
Scroll down for our top tips on how to make a habit stick, get cool ideas from Canterbury's habits wall (right)
Share positive thoughts as often as possible
Enjoy 5mins with each child individually
Apply for jobs
Make my lunch at home 2x a week
Spend 30 mins outside with my kids
Kimberley, Chch central
Draw one drawing each day
Be on time
Make my bed every morning
Eat a healthy breakfast every morning
Stop adding sugar to my coffee
Habits how to:
Put your stick somewhere handyNow get cosy with your habit stick. Put it somewhere you'll see it at least once a day (e.g. by your tooth brush, on your desk, on the fridge) to keep it top of mind.
Tick tick tick!Every time you do your fledgling habit tick it off on the stick. Tick's are a micro reward that keep you going. After the first few times it might get harder - but 'stick' at it (ouch that was bad).
Party like it's 1999Now for the fun bit. Plan something great for when you make your last tick. Whether that's a Game of Thrones marathon or a personalised trophy, do something that you love. You've earned it!
It's science, silly.
A lot of hours have been spent (not by us, mind you) trying to understand the science of habits; what makes them stick and the positive affect good habits can have. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you with these two articles so feel free to take a deep dive.