Habit stacking is where you complete the new habit before doing a habit that you enjoy (and is already established).
So for example, when I wanted to start drinking more water I would require myself to drink a quart of water before I had my morning hot beverage, which is one of the highlights of my morning. So I had to ‘earn’ my morning mate’. This has worked wonderfully for me.
Some other habits that can be stacked on are:
- Before you take a shower
- Before you go to bed
- Before you eat lunch
- Before you can start working
- Before dessert
The key for this working is to stack the habit before another habit that you really look forward to and enjoy.
What’s a habit you are currenlty working on and how are you going to stack it?