For as long as I can recall, I have been interested in what drives my behavior. In other words why do I do, what I do? Some call this motivation. Even more broadly speaking this could be in the realms of psychology and philosophy.
BJ Fogg has written a book related to behavioral design - or how to create and remove habits.
I am experimenting with the Tiny Habits method and find it quite interesting.
As I am currently working from home I find myself forgetting to get regular exercise.
Therefore I am not trying to use this method to get a bit of exercise every day - starting tiny.
At the present moment I have been able to do three stretching exercises in the morning 133 days in a row without fail / skipping a day and I have been able to do six static core body exercises 130 days in a row without fail / skipping a day.
- The first routine takes less than 2 minutes.
- The second routine takes approximately 7 minutes.
So I started tiny.
Not a lot - but I have been able to do these even when not feeling motivated to them - which I find very interesting. At the present moment the time is 11:14 PM CET - and I have not done the second routine yet. I am tired and not motivate for physical activity - but I will do it anyway - in a few minutes.
Oh, and I also use the same approach for learning to play the guitar. Maybe it can be used for other things too?
You can check the book out here: https://tinyhabits.com/
@Angus: Maybe you also have something to share here?