Tiny Habits

Small Things that Make a Big Difference

Researcher and Stanford professor, BJ Fogg, has started a program that guides people via a week’s worth of daily emails through five days of miniscule habit change. The idea is to start small and build from there. Participants choose three “tiny habits” that require almost no willpower or motivation to add to their routine. For example:

“After I brush, I will floss one tooth.”
“After I pour my morning coffee, I will text my mom.”
“After I start the dishwasher, I will read one sentence from a book.”

He encourages you to celebrate the completion of each tiny habit, to slowly (and naturally) to build upon the ones you’ve created.