BUILDING GRIT- LESSON 5-
PART 1- 5 MINUTES
approximately 45% of our everyday actions are habits, in the sense that they are performed almost daily and usually in the same location (Wood, Quinn & Kashy, 2002)
when a habit emerges, our brain stops fully participating in the decision making (Duhigg, 2013). However, our brain can't tell the difference between good ones and bad ones- which means our habits can work for us, or against us. For this reason, if we want to create positive results in our lives, "we should make our nervous system our ally, instead of our enemy" (James, 1984).
By the end of this lesson, learners should:
- understand the habit loop
- list the three parts of the habit loop
- create a habit loop for a habit they would like to eliminate, reduce, or do more often
PART 2- WATCH AND DISCUSS- 10-15 MINUTES
As a class, DISCUSS: Habits- what are they?
For class discussion:
How many things do we do each day without really thinking about them? Brainstorm as a class.
PART 3- WATCH CLIP- 5 MINUTES
PART 4- HABIT LOOP WORKSHEET- 20 minutes
Complete "THE HABIT LOOP" worksheet.
- In doing so, it would be wise to keep in mind the four big areas identified in our previous lesson on setting targets- learning, health, relationships, extracurricular. Find a habit that would enhance your performance in this area and apply it.
- Be sure to begin to implement your newly created habit loop as soon as possible.