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 in 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 (which is sexy!)
✔︎ 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!
✔︎ Q&A from our Psychology of Eating, Movement, Weight and Body Image Support Group.
✔︎ The importance of confidence, self-compassion and accountability.
✔︎ Changing habits is actually quite fun 🙂
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Selected Links from Podcast:
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
Gina’s work dovetails so well with ours, so please check her out, have a play with making or breaking a habit soon and let me know how you go!