Research suggests that half of everything we do is habitual. But most attempts to improve our health actually focus on changing behaviours rather than habits, meaning we still need to consciously use effort and willpower in order to continue our improvements into the long-term. Our next guest has identified this huge problem and made it her life’s work to research some amazingly simple ways to create healthy habits that last for life.
In this playful and lively interview, Australia’s only full-time habits researcher Dr Gina Cleo and I discuss:
✔︎ The difference between behaviours and habits.
✔︎ Setting the record straight on how long it takes to create a habit.
✔︎ Gina likes variety, Glenn likes routine (and what this means for you!)
✔︎ You only need motivation to get started (habits keep you going!)
✔︎ Changing habits without a diet or exercise plan (no yo-yo!)
✔︎ Gina’s work is similar to our Twelve Month Transformation and Tapping programs.
✔︎ How habit change is NOT sexy, but it is life-changing.
✔︎ Creating micro-habits to rewire the brain’s pathways.
✔︎ Breaking habits through ‘restructuring’ and ‘reprogramming’.
✔︎ How to make new habits that are as rewarding as old habits!
✔︎ The importance of confidence, self-compassion and accountability.
✔︎ Q&A from our Psychology of Eating, Movement, Weight and Body Image Support Group.
✔︎ Changing habits is actually quite fun 🙂
You can also listen to the interview as a podcast here.
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Links from Video
Dr. Gina’s Sum Sanos Program
Dr. Gina’s Website
Dr. Gina’s Instagram
(Note: Gina’s Habits Institute and Book Are Still On the Way!)
The Ten Top Tips
Twelve Month Transformation Online Program
Tapping for Weight Management Online Program
Video with Lyndi Cohen about adding, not subtracting
Our Psychology of Eating, Movement, Weight, & Body-image Support Group