How Micro-Habits Can Help You Achieve Great Things

January 21, 2020

Career Advice

Start small. Really small. That’s the advice that productivity experts are giving. But why? It’s because we often set big goals for ourselves, but we don’t focus on how we are going to get there. In other words, what is one tiny micro-habit I can change or newly incorporate into my day that will get me one step closer to my goal? Here are some examples:

Goal: Work out in the morning.
Micro-habit: Wake up and put on my work out clothes.

Goal: Read more at night.
Micro-habit: Pick up my book (not my phone) when I lay down in bed.

Goal: Go to bed earlier.
Micro-habit: Walk to my bedroom at 9 PM every night.

Goal: Drink more water.
Micro-habit: Pour myself a glass of water first thing in the morning.

These tiny rituals might seem negligible, but they can pave the way to huge changes. Instead of focusing on the big end goal, put more emphasis on the small steps that come before it. Read more about micro-habits at the Harvard Business Review’s article, To Achieve Big Goals, Start with Small Habits. Or pick up a copy of James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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