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130: The ABCs of Creating Good Habits…for yourself and your kids! // BJ Fogg

Creating and changing our habits often feels anything BUT “easy as A-B-C.” If you’re like me, you have spent years thinking about habits you’d like to change or create, and yet everything you try doesn’t seem to stick.

Nothing is quite as discouraging and undermining of your self confidence than struggling with the same poor habits and “lack of discipline” year after year after year.

That is why I am incredibly grateful to have habit experts and humanity cheerleader Dr. BJ Fogg on the podcast today. BJ teaches at Stanford and the founder of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab. He’s studied human behavior for over 25 years and coached over 40,000 on his innovative framework called Tiny Habits. He is also the author of the NYT bestselling book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything.

BJ believes that through the Tiny Habits framework, it really can be as easy as ABC to create our own good habits, as well as to help our children design and master theirs. It’s such an honor to have this world-renowned expert on the podcast.

3 Takeaways for Habit Formation

1) A is for Anchor: Identify a Reliable Anchor from the routines in your daily life.

2) B is for Behavior: Attach a Tiny Behavior that you’d like to make a habit.

3) C is for Celebrate: Reinforce that new habit with a Small Celebration, like saying, “I’m awesome!”

Show Notes

BJ’s Website: https://www.bjfogg.com/

BJ’s Book: Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything 

BJ’s TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdKUJxjn-R8

Related Episodes:

Episode 001: Getting Unmotivated Kids to Help with Candi Kidd

Episode 11: Setting Goals Without Sacrificing Sanity with Monica Packer

Episode 85: Three Steps to Rewiring Difficult Behavior with Chrissy Austin

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About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

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