by Erica McClurkinin Exercise, Goals0 commentstags: behavior change, change, consistency, execution, goal setting, habits, taking action
I’m fascinated by habit formation and behavior change, and I’ve just started reading Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg, PhD. Fogg makes a convincing case in the early part of the book (I’m not even 50 pages in) that behavior equals motivation plus ability plus a prompt, and that to focus on motivation alone as the reason why we have success or failure when working to create behavior change is missing part of the equation.
by Erica McClurkinin Exercise, Goals, Self-Care0 commentstags: change, decisions, empower yourself through action, fitness approach, habits, taking action
I’ve been thinking about how we as humans tend to take many things for granted, until a (sometimes shocking) change causes us to adjust our view. Maybe you are 87 and you can’t remember various facts anymore, so your kids take away your car keys to prevent you from getting lost on your way to the store. Maybe you are 46 and you injure your leg, so you have to use crutches and running is impossible until you heal. Maybe you are 19 and set to study abroad when a pandemic occurs, so you cannot travel without risking your safety or potentially losing your ability to travel back home.
by Erica McClurkinin Exercise, Goals0 commentstags: being human, getting started, goal setting, guacamole, making mistakes, recipes, taking action
Avocados are one of my favorite fruits. For the past few months, I have been making a lot of guacamole. Lately, I’ve been getting better and better at telling when my avocados are ripe. Despite making more guacamole in the past few months than I ever thought I would in such a short time, I still make mistakes and cut into one every so often when it’s not yet ripe. I’ve also missed the prime moment of ripeness and cut into many (many!) avocados that are starting to go bad or are not salvageable. At. All. (Yuck.)