This is one of those podcasts that immediately impacted my (April’s) life for good. Linda Fogg-Phillips, from Tiny Habits for Moms, has come to Power of Moms Radio to teach us a super simple way to create “Tiny Habit Recipes.”
Sounds intriguing, right?
Here’s the basic idea behind tiny habits: Emotions are what create habits, so when you attach a positive emotion to a new habit, you will start to do it–without the use of willpower.
In this podcast you’ll learn how to (1) identify an anchor for your habit, (2) reduce the habit itself into something ridiculously simple, and (3) learn how to celebrate the habit-building in a way that doesn’t involve spending money or eating sugar.
I LOVE THIS.
Awesome links are below, if you want to go deeper (which you will…), so enjoy–and let us know what you think!
Free Download: Linda’s 102 Celebrations for Tiny Habits
Join the Tiny Habits class just for moms here! (This is a LIVE online course that’s only available for a limited time…specifically for deliberate mothers who want to thrive.)
Bio: Linda’s work focuses on behavior change and habit design. She is an international author, public speaker, consultant and habit coach. In 2015, Linda was crowned Ms. United States of America Woman of Achievement. Linda feels that her greatest achievement is being the mom of 8 children.
Check out this TED talk given by Linda’s brother, BJ Fogg, an expert in creating tiny habits:
Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks
Audio editing by Christy Elder
Stephanie Rex says
Terrific episode!! Thank you so much for having Linda and the great information she shared! The wheels of my brain are spinning with ideas and plans on how to start implementing. Thank you! Thank you!
This is terrific! I sometimes struggle with depression and I feel strongly that taking the time to celebrate the little things I do every day (like making the bed, cleaning the house, reading with the kids, etc) will really help bring some joy back into my life. I don’t think that I’ll launch any new habits right now but I WILL start celebrating the things that I already do and get those positive emotions attached. Thanks for this great info.
One of my favorite podcasts yet. I feel like deliberately attaching positive emotions to habits you want to change could be life changing…
This reminded me a lot of the concept behind “Drops of Awesome” by Kathryn Thompson. On days when I remember to celebrate my “drops” I find myself being so much more productive and happy.
As for celebrating, once I opened a piece of Dove chocolate and inside the wrapper it said, “Give yourself a standing ovation.” I literally stood up from the couch and did it, and I couldn’t help but smile and feel really good about myself! Not sure if that’s on your list of ways to celebrate, but if not, it should be. 🙂
I can’t wait to start implementing some good tiny habits! I think I’m going to just start touching my mop on Monday mornings…LOL!
This idea had instant results with myself and my two kids. I used one of the celebrations after every 5 laundry items I hung up. I tried to pick different ones to mix it up. Loved it! The kids had a balloon they were playing with and I told them when they pick up and put away five things they can hit, kick or head bunt five times. My daughter’s turn was first, while my boy finished practicing the piano. She did it and celebrated, then did it again with no delay. Then the challenge went up to 8, then 10, then 15. When it was my oldest turn to tidy up, he called it party power! He said he had to get pumped up 1st. I went with it, cause he’s gotta be the initiator. He charged up with 10 hits and then picked up 10 items, then charged up with 20 more and worked even faster. Grand finale, he said he needed 100 power bumps and then picked up 100 items. 15 min later, my laundry was nearing the finish line, and the kids were hooting and hollering that the room was done! Everyone was happy, no one was fighting or dragging their feet. Of course, the celebrating got loud enough that my toddler awoke from his nap, but it was time anyway, so no growling on my part–I was too elated to care that my big project didn’t get finished. I can save the rest for another celebration and I can’t wait!