"Research has shown that the most effective behavior change from nutrition education interventions occurs when the interventions are behaviorally focused and theory driven."
Lifehack: Goal Rearticulation
1. Look at your list of New Years Resolutions
2. Take 10-15 minutes to change all outcome based goals into measurable behaviors
3. Add those behaviors as habits to your Lift.do dashboard
Loose 50 pounds in 6 months
Track what I eat in a food journal everyday
Do pushups and pullups daily
Sign up for weekly personal training sessions
Start a business - Reach $2000/monthly in passive income
Spend 60 minutes every morning working on projects that will reward me with freedom
On Monday-Friday whenever I feel like acigaretteforce myself to wait another hour
Save my marriage
Make love to my spouse three times a week
Tell my wife I love her once daily
Start on my masters degree
Network weekly with the professors in the programs I want to get into
Learn to speak Spanish fluently
Practice Spanish 10 minutes daily with Duolingo
10-15 minutes of conversation in that language
Improve my memory
Do brain training 10 minutes daily
Get a girlfriend
Approach women I find attractive twice a week
Stop drinking so much
Limit the times I hang out with my drinking buddies to once a week
In the past measuring behaviors was an annoying daily task involving calendars, pen and pad. If you missed a day or lost yourday planneryou were in trouble.
My favorite tool for habit quantification, gamification and appification (sorry I wanted to get as many geeky verbs as possible in a sentence) is Lift.do
This is a free iPhone, Android and web browser app that does a really effective job of tracking an motivating you to practice winning habits.
So add Lift now, it's free, takes maybe 2 minutes a day to manage.
Please leave a comment letting me know an interesting examples of ways you managed to re-articulate an outcome based goal in a measurable behavior.
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