Ah yes … it’s finally the weekend! What we’ve all been waiting for during this dreadful (or productive) work week. The time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a cuppa tea (or coffee … or which ever you prefer.) Well, these are my plans at least. Anywayssss … Yesterday I wrote a post talking about how to break old habits. So I figured it was only right to share how to create new habits in today’s post.
As I was doing some research for this post, I kept coming across the same results. Each article I read discussed, what they refer to as, “the 3 R’s of habit change.” And this pattern has been proven to work by behavioural psychology researchers.
R #1 – Reminder – this is the cue or trigger that initates the habit
R # 2 – Routine – this is the action you take .. or rather the habit itself.
R # 3 – Reward – this is the benefit you gain from the habit.
Now the hope is that the experience is positive, as this increases the desire to want to repeat the action (or habit) the next time the reminder pops up. Eventually, the repetition will form a new habit.
Alex Newton is a nursing student and mental health advocate. She grew up in a small town and plans on moving to London, England one day and open up her own health practice. She has a cat named Maya who she adopted whilst going through some difficulties. She’s a daughter, sister, and warrior who enjoys a nice cuppa tea.