In January 2012 I changed just one habit, in my daily routine, that caused me to lose over 2 stone in weight in 3 months.
Which means I went from this:
The habit I decided to change was not even that big a deal.
Being overweight and getting no regular exercise, I decided to stop taking the lift (elevator) and start taking the stairs, at work.
Our office is only 4 floors up.
It’s seem a ridiculous claim doesn’t it?
It turns out that taking the lift is a keystone habit.
Some habits are more important than others and changing a keystone habit will have a ripple affect on lots of other habits you undertake.
About two months after I started taking the stairs, I decided to start riding my bike into work.
This has lead to me cycling into work everyday, without missing a day, for over a year. I’ve since taken part in 3 half marathons.
In Charles Duhigg’s brilliant book, The Power of Habit, it’s stated that the most influential factor in the making or breaking of any habit is that of belief.
Once you have the belief all you need to do is identify 3 elements of a habit in order to change it. These 3 elements are the cue, the routine and the reward.
Based on this framework, I set up Happy Habits on HappyMap.
The premise is to create a Happy Habit within 21 days, which will help you think more positively.
The question is, do you have the belief that you can Hit the Happy Button 21 days in a row without a break?
If you do, then you have the belief to change the rest of your life.
If you’d like to take my 21 day happiness challenge you can do it by clicking HERE
How I created happy habits in 21 days click> HERE