Stop thinking about your habits in the short term
(Plus how to build better habits using the 3S method)
If you want to make a sustainable change - it’s time to start thinking about your habits on a longer time horizon.
One of the biggest mistakes I see people making is thinking too short term.
They have three ‘good’ days and wondering why they haven’t seen any changes yet.
The thing is, if you do this, you’re playing the wrong game.
Instead of focusing on how hard you can go for those 3 days, it’s time to shift your focus.
It’s time to start thinking about how consistent you can be.
Because let’s face it…
You probably don’t JUST want to be healthy and confident in your body for the next 3 months.
I bet you’d rather be healthy and confident in your body, well… for the rest of your life.
So with that in mind, the way you approach your health needs to change.
That's where sustainable habits come in.
When it comes to making a change, the best thing you can do is focus on something you can do for the long run.
It needs to become part of your routine. It needs to become a habit. So how do you do that?
When it comes to building better habits the easiest place to start is by taking the Healthy Habits Quiz.
In less than 90 seconds, you’ll have the exact next steps to improve your habits and put your health on autopilot.
With personalised recommendations on your habits - you can’t do much better than that for free.
Now if you want to more about how to make habits into a routine, keep reading.
The 3S method
The 3S method teaches you how to make your habits into a routine.
First up, they’ve got to be small.
By making them small, they should also be easy to do.
Next up, they need to be specific. That means it’s super clear what you have to do and when you’re able to tick them off.
Finally, let's stack 'em up.
That means attaching them to something you already do. 3 easy places to stack habits are meal times, when you go to bed, and when you wake up.
It’s that simple.
Let’s take steps for example.
Say right now you’re doing 3000 steps per day.
You don’t go out for any purposeful walks, you just get them in from wandering around the office and your commute.
You want to start increasing your steps.
First things first - let’s make it small.
I’m going to walk for 10 minutes per day.
(You can make it smaller - if you’re really struggling, it might just be to go outside for 2 minutes per day)
Next thing - is it specific? Kind of but we could make it better.
I’m going to walk for 10 minutes around the office car park.
Wicked - that’s clear and specific now.
Finally, let’s stack it.
When I take my lunch break, I will go walk around the office car park for 10 minutes.
That follows the principles of the 3S method AND it gives you a plan of action for completing it.
Whilst that whole process was fun...
If you want me to take the thinking out of the process for you - hit the link below and take the Healthy Habits Quiz.
It’ll give you small and specific habits to get working on and all you’ve got to do is stack them onto your current routine.