The ABCs Of Behavioral Design

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In Tiny Habits, Dr. BJ Fogg tells us:

1. ANCHOR MOMENT – An existing routine (like brushing your teeth) or an event that happens (like a phone ringing). The Anchor Moment reminds you to do the new Tiny Behavior.

2. NEW TINY BEHAVIOR – A simple version of the new habit you want, such as flossing one tooth or doing two push-ups. You do the Tiny Behavior immediately after the Anchor Moment.

3. INSTANT CELEBRATION – Something you do to create positive emotions, such as saying, ‘I did a good job!’ You celebrate immediately after doing the new Tiny Behavior.

The ABCs of behavioral design are Anchor Behavior Celebration.

Can you think of an existing anchor in your routine?

How about a new tiny behavior you would like to install?

How will you celebrate your new tiny behavior?