Set yourself up to succeed by developing mini habits.
This month, I will be focusing on the power of developing mini habits (also called micro habits). I was inspired by the book Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results, by Stephen Guise. In his journey to kick bad habits and develop better ones, Guise tried many different approaches and researched studies in neuroscience, behavioural psychology, and cognitive psychology. He discovered that the secret to success was developing a logical and sustainable strategy for change, based on what he calls “mini habits.” Guise defines a mini habit as “a very small positive behaviour that you force yourself to do every day; its ‘too small to fail’ nature makes it weightless, deceptively powerful, and a superior habit-building strategy.” The idea is that, by setting yourself a fail-proof goal every day, you will experience success, feel satisfaction, and be motivated to keep moving forward.
In other words, if you are trying to change or improve something about yourself, think big but start small!