Day Four of our Top Ten Tips For Productivity by Chris Bailey of A Life Of Productivity.
No. 7 Forming good habits makes you more productive automatically.
I think one of the best ways to become more productive is to convert new, productive behaviors into habits so you do them automatically.
According to Charles Duhigg, the author of The Power of Habit, 40–45% of our daily activities are automatic habits. Habit formation isn’t easy, and it sometimes takes a few months to integrate a new habit into your life, but once a new behavior becomes a habit, you automatically level up to become more productive.
For example, it took me a few months to form a habit to wake up at 5:30 every morning, but after I did, waking up early became a keystone habit and I woke up early every morning automatically. It also took me several weeks to integrate a new eating regimen into my life, but after I did, my new eating habits simply became part of the tapestry of my life; blending in with all of my other automatic behaviors.
So like brushing your teeth morning and night, the Team at Keep It Simple Websites want to know if this includes getting up and heading to the café habit too!