It’s amazing how many zombies I run into that simply don’t feel capable. Sure, some of them aren’t even fully aware they’re awake, but that doesn’t mean they can’t do what they need to do. If you’re like one of those zombies feeling like you can never build strong habits, I have good news for you: you can do it! Yes, you!
I’ll show you how.
Here a Zombie, There a Zombie
Running into zombies is kind of par for the course in a zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic world in the same way that running into cows is pretty much a given in a cow-infested world. The clue is in the name.
Knowing how to deal with zombies is something I know all too well. After all, I am one.
But not all zombies are the same. Sure, we don’t have the murderously crazed zombies like you have in your propaganda films, but zombies do think about brains a lot. Sometimes it’s all they think about. Here you are wondering if they know today from last Tuesday and they’re wondering, “what’s a Tuesday”.
My point is simply that some zombies are mindless walking undead. And yet, DoC and I have worked together to get scores of them out of that fog.
So if you’ve tried to become highly effective at building strong habits, let me tell you that you can do it! Yes, you! Let me share with you what I’ve learned.
Easy, Streaking Fun™
The key is something DoC calls Easy, Streaking Fun™. It’s almost like a habit-building superpower. Oddly, every time I talk about it she tells me add these letters at the end. I don’t get it, but she’s the scientist.
Anyway, it’s all about building habits, right? Habits don’t care how much you do; they only care that you continue to do them. That’s the secret. The funny thing is, the more days you do it, the more it becomes a part of who you are and the more you want to do it. Plus, it makes it easy to do even when you feel overwhelmed.
After all, if you ran for a minute each day for 3 months, wouldn’t you consider yourself a runner? If you painted for one minute each day for 3 months, wouldn’t you consider yourself a painter? What’s more, wouldn’t running and painting just become part of your life? And yet, all it takes is one minute of your time each day.
Are you ready to build strong habits? Let me tell you how you can do it! Yes, you! Just follow these three simple steps.
Three Simple Steps
To follow the principles of Easy, Streaking Fun™ follow three simple rules:
- Make It Easy: Make the activity so easy you can’t help but do it. Do you cringe when you think about painting 30 minutes a day? Then just make it one minute. Don’t worry; as time goes on, this habit will grow as will the time you spend on it. Plus, you will be surprised at how often you start an activity that you don’t want to stop it.
- Keep Your Streaks Alive: This is the key to building strong habits – to do them every day without fail. Big, long streaks of activity are what makes your habits take hold. After all, it’s easy, right? So just do it each day.
- Add Fun: Make the activity fun by adding healthy rewards, cheers, and exciting activities, like watching something fun while you run in place.
You can do it! Yes, you! This is the easy way to build strong habits by following these three simple steps of Easy, Streaking Fun™. Now, take 60 seconds and make your plan. What habit do you want to build? How can you make it easy and fun? Make your plan and do it every day. You can do it!