Habit Design is taking the world by storm.
And for good reason. New research in behavioral science is revolutionizing how we think about success, productivity, and the nature of human performance. It is transforming “self-help” from a hokey, feel-good trend to an objective science.
What could you accomplish if you could program your own behavior? What would you do if you could quickly and easily cement any habit into your daily life, or replace existing bad habits with positive ones?
Write 100 words a day? Exercise every morning? Cook healthy meals every night? These kinds of behaviors are not only healthy, they are the secret ingredient for success in virtually every area of your life.
But any behavior that relies even a little on willpower or motivation is doomed to fail. It’s only a matter of time before your willpower weakens, and your motivation fades.
It’s tempting to look at successful people and see overnight success. What we don’t usually see are the small daily habits that have propelled these people to success through thick and thin.
Real success is not achieved by grand, heroic victories by superhumans. It is built, one small step at a time, through automatic habits that you build into the fabric of your life.
Habit Design will show you exactly how to do that.
In this class, we will:
1. Deconstruct the Habit Loop, the basic model that governs how every habit, good and bad, is created and maintained
2. Outline the most effective strategies and tactics for modifying each component of the Habit Loop - Cue, Behavior, and Reward - and the 3 drivers of habit formation - Mindset, Energy, and Willpower.
3. Examine a curated selection of methods for establishing new habits, drawing from fields like UX Design, Workflow Design, Productivity, Environment Design, Quantified Self, Positive Psychology, Energy Management, Behavioral Science, Mindfulness, Chronobiology, and others.
4. Fill out a Habit Design Template with the strategies and tactics most suited to your individual situation, as a blueprint for creating or modifying any behavior in your life.
Here is a small selection of topics we will cover:
Setting schedules instead of goals
Circadian and ultradian energy cycles and energy management
Methods of strengthening willpower
Anchor and keystone habits
Tiny habits and small wins (from B.J. Fogg at the Stanford Persuasive Tech Lab)
Creating low-stakes habits
Logarithmic vs. exponential progress, and the pitfalls of each
Positive self-talk and visualization
Quantified Self methods of tracking and analyzing habit adherence
Scope reduction and planning for failure
Using peer pressure
Designing environments to support habits
How to replace bad habits with positive ones
And many more...
When & Where
[ classes ] PARISOMA
At PARISOMA, we host hands-on workshops on vital new skills for the digital age.
Whether you are launching a new business or starting a new career, our classes are designed to prepare you for what’s next.
Here’s to the life-long learners.