Habit Stacking - Issue #7


Good morning guys,

I recently wrote about this article in which I highlighted my morning routine. Now, I am constantly refining my morning routine because I need to find a system that can calm my internalised capitalism. I decided to test this one out and so far its been quite effective. The reason for its effectiveness is because the cues I have set up are in the form of habit stacking - as shown below.

Apply the strategy of habit stacking to my morning routine

Apply the strategy of habit stacking to my morning routine

Habit stacking increases the likelihood that you’ll stick with a habit by stacking your new behaviour on top of an old one. This process can be repeated to chain numerous habits together, each one acting as the cue for the next.

An advantage of habit stacking is that each habit is made obvious and the behaviour resulting from completing a cue of habits is attractive. If the habit is made attractive, you are more prone to stick with it. And, for this reason alone every morning I wake up my first instinct would be to start reading. So, do try to utilise this strategy in your endeavours and let me know your thoughts.

So guys, if you found this weekly issue helpful please, consider subscribing to my weekly newsletter and enjoy your weekly dose of Monday Madness :)

Yours truly,

Abhishek

Stuff I enjoyed last week

  1. Article - The PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information - After reading this article, I realised I need to organise my digital repository using the PARA method. I highly recommend giving this a read.

  2. Podcast - Idea recycling by The Building a Second Brain Podcast - I found this quite refreshing because I realised that an idea is an intellectual asset. And, it has the ability to be recycled from a conversation, to a blog post, to a speech. The more we add to an idea, the further it grows. So, check it out for yourself to find out more.

  3. An app I having fun using - Lightroom - I have been using this app to edit my photographs . I find it quite useful in experimenting with a lot of the in-built features like contrast and auto-tune. So, check it out! It’s free on app-store by the way.

  4. What I’m reading - Vagabonding : An Uncommon guide to the art of long-term World Travel

  5. Question I’m pondering on - In a non-commercialised way, if you own a billboard what mantra would you want the world to know?

Kindle Highlight

The best way to get started on the path to sharing your work is to think about what you want to learn, and make a commitment to learning it in front of others - Austin Kleon

The quote is from a book called Show your work

My work from last week

Blog post - Quantity over Quality, in my last week’s post, I wrote about that improving any skill requires the process of trial and improvement. Because the best part of honing a skill is the mistakes we make. So check out my post to find out more.