infographic: the power of tiny habits
provided by: octanner.com
For better or worse, our habits define us. They affect our health, our productivity, even our happiness. But why are they so hard to change?
40-45% of our activities are habits
“If you don’t get your habits right, you’re not going to reach your goals.”
- Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit
BAD HABITS HURT HEALTH AND BEYOND
70% of adults don’t get enough physical activity
23% decrease in mental ability for rest of the day
40% of people don’t get enough sleep (8+ hrs a night)
2.5 hours lost productivity per employee per day
70% of US employees are disengaged
36% more absenteeism
One of the world’s leading authorities on behavioral change, B.J. Fogg, just might have cracked habit-building. There’s no trick, just a simple principle: small changes in behavior are the building blocks of better habits.
TINY HABITS TO THE RESCUE
FOGG’S BEHAVIOR MODEL
Focus on the right behavior
Don’t chase outcomes, chase the behaviors that lead to them.
Make it easy to do
Break your goal down to its smallest, simplest component.
Trigger the behavior
Attach new behaviors to existing habits, i.e. “every time I do X, I’ll do Y.”
Celebrate victory right away, every time you complete a tiny task.
Practice and repeat
Habits take time to form, stick to it.
HEALTHY HABITS HAVE A HUGE IMPACT
Companies with strong cultures of wellbeing (and plenty of healthy habits) report:
50% less safety incidents
57% increase in use of other HR benefits
3-5x Healthcare cost ROI
89% increase in job satisfaction
30% decrease in sick days
50% reduction in employee turnover
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B.J. Fogg’s 2012 TED talk
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Why the Workplace is the Right Place Webinar