I have a question for you—do you know what a Micro-Habit is?

What is a Micro Habit?

You can use it to master almost anything—reading more, learning a new language or even learning Facebook Ads. A micro-habit is basically just a really small step to help you start doing pretty much anything you want to do.

For example, if you want to become a runner, start by taking a jog around your block once a day instead of attempting a full mile. It’s overcoming that first step of saying ‘Wow, this is a really incredibly monumental thing that I need to do. How am I going to get there”–as opposed to just taking one small step at a time.

Why Do They Work?

So, why do they work? Micro-habits are effective because they are easy and prevent you from making excuses. If you want to start reading more, just start reading just a page before bed to get the habit down and doing it over and over, just getting a page a night. It’s hard to say no to a page a night because it takes you a minute to do. Over time, your reading habit can evolve from 5 minutes a night to over 30 minutes. Once a habit becomes part of your routine you can do it without thinking about it. It’s like brushing your teeth.

To develop new habits, incorporate them into a current routine. For example, to start learning a new language, study while you eat breakfast every morning. Eating breakfast triggers you to get into the routine of doing your lessons, which leads to a craving for the reward that comes with completing the task.  It goes from trigger to craving to the reward.

Kick Bad Habits, Too

Micro-habits also come in handy for kicking bad habits. Perhaps just having one less cigarette a day, or one less drink a day if feel you drink too much. Whether you’re just trying to improve professionally or just trying to learn new things, it all just starts with baby steps and once it’s ingrained in the process then it can grow from there. Anyone can use micro-habits to form new habits they wouldn’t typically attempt otherwise. It can open your eyes to a whole new world of things that you can do and possibilities you can achieve.

How to Use Micro Habits

Again, here's how to use these micro-habits:

  • A micro-habit is a small step to starting something new.
  • Micro-habits work because they are easy. It’s hard to make excuses not to do them.
  • You can also use micro-habits to kick bad habits, like smoking. For example, instead of quitting cigarettes altogether, smoke one less a day.
  • To develop a micro-habit, pick something you want to learn and incorporate it into a current routine, like eating breakfast. This sets the “trigger, craving, reward” cycle.
  • Once it becomes part of your routine, you’ll start doing it without thinking about it.

How I Plan to Use Micro Habits

I definitely plan to start using micro-habits in my own routine, and I hope this information inspires you to do the same! Just imagine how far along you’ll be if you just take it bite by bite instead of trying to gulp it down all at once.

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Your Turn

Do you plan to use Micro Habits to up the ante in your life and business?  They can really help.  Let me know–I'd love to hear from you.  Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Until next time…..

Love, Light and Abundance,

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Kimberly