According to behavior expert BJ Fogg, emotions create habits.
If you want a behavior to become habitual, your brain must associate it with feeling good.
And you can accomplish that by using Fogg’s “celebration” technique1.
There are many ways to celebrate, but you might for instance:
- Do a fist pump.
- Tell yourself, “That’s like me!”
- Put on a big smile.
It might sound silly, but it can work remarkably well.
If you find a way to celebrate that makes you feel good, and do it every time you’ve completed a behavior, it will become habitual much faster.
So, always celebrate your wins—no matter how small they seem.
- Rewire Your Brain by BJ Fogg