By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: December 31, 2018 at 8:00 am | UPDATED: December 31, 2018 at 8:25 am Like a lot of people, I’m a sucker for making New Year’s resolutions to try and improve my life. And like a lot of people, I’ve never had good luck sticking to these resolutions. To get ready for 2019, I decided to try an intriguingly simple habit change method. Earlier this month, I spent a week practicing a method I think of as extreme baby steps. It’s called Tiny Habits, and it was created by B.J. Fogg, a Stanford University behavior scientist, author and industry consultant. When I say the method is “extreme” I don’t mean it’s hard or time-consuming. Not at all. It’s actually pretty straightforward, and that’s Fogg’s point. “Yes, you can change,” says Fogg, who directs the university’s Persuasive Tech Lab. Fogg is a nationally known expert in the burgeoning science of habit change. He and other scientists look at why humans form habits, where these habits reside in the brain and why they become so automatic that people don’t have to think too much about carrying them out. Fogg offers a free… Read full this story
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