The habit game
Week 1. Habits from the brain’s point of view. Goal setting
- How different regions of the brain affect our consciousness.
- Why willpower gets suppressed by the desire for gratification.
- Why forcing yourself to do things and applying pressure only work in the short term and lead you to crash and burn.
- How to achieve goals using habits.
- What habits are made of.
- Finding alternatives to an undesirable habit.
Week 2. Preparation for practising habits
- What’s included in the process of preparation for habit practising.
- Why one should start with baby steps.
- Start practising habits.
- Stages of habit transformation.
- Tracking progress in habit practising.
- Motivation tools.
Week 3. Supporting habit practising
- Incorporating a habit in one’s daily routine.
- Avoiding practise avoidance: reminders.
- Setting up a comfortable environment for habit practising.
- Breaking a bad habit gradually.
Week 4. Practising habits in comfort and with diversity
- Creating and enjoying a habit.
- Making habit practising a rewarding experience.
- Avoiding boredom in habit practising.
- Getting charged with positive energy from practising habits.
Week 5. Crashing and burning
- The role of the environment in forming one’s habits, and what can be done about that.
- Avoiding the urge to disrupt habit practising.
- Dealing with complex and complicated habits: different scenarios.
- Surviving and overcoming a crash successfully and beneficially.
- Waking up and getting up easily and with joy.
Week 6. Gamification and challenges
- Applying elements of gamification for habit forming: examples.
- Challenges and their importance.
- Making a challenge: setting it up and overcoming it successfully.
Week 7. Routines
- Routines and their special powers.
- Choosing habits for making a powerful routine.
- Creating your own routine.
- Morning routine as a powerful tool to start your day the right way.