Our first survey of your tiny habits relates to housing. Living well in old age depends on forming good habits—your own habits, not anyone else’s! Habits of thinking as well as doing. Starting good habits is itself a habit, and I reckon it’s the most important habit of all for positive aging.
Betsy shares a tiny habit that improves her own home environment as well as helping others. It follows the standard sequence of 3 steps in this order:
- Anchor (a prompt, either an existing habit or a common occurrence)
- Action (doing something that takes 30 seconds or less)
- Applause or reward for doing the action.
Betsy: Putting aside an object for donation.
Betsy: Finishing afternoon coffee.
Betsy: Getting rid of something is its own reward for me.
Thanks Betsy for sending the first genuine Tiny Habit to our housing survey!
Now you know what questions are in the housing survey
How about sending your own tiny tip to the housing survey?
NOTE: Tiny Habits are the brainchild of BJ Fogg, Stanford University