New York, NYUSA
Hometown: Tudor City
October 17, 2012
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I have been intensely interested in behavioral change for about a year now, after doing a 6 week personal growth challenge which taught me a lot about how to hack my behavior. Since then, I've been reading voraciously on personal behavioral change and experimenting with a variety of techniques for creating the life I want to live. I want to keep getting better and better at hacking habits, share and learn with likeminded habit hackers, and someday, apply the knowledge I've gained on a broader scale (whether by blogging or some other medium of impacting others).
Yes. I did a 6-week personal growth challenge over the course of which I developed the habits of meditating regularly, substantially limiting my time surfing the web (which apparently didn't work perfectly...), eating red meat no more than 3x a week, and calling my grandparents twice a month. I discovered a number of tools which help me develop and sustain behavioral change: clear rules, clear motivation for change, regular reminders and tracking, accountability to another person, and, if necessary, consequences (e.g., a 2 minute cold shower). Now, if I want to work on a new habit, I simply mention it to my "accountability partner" (whom I check in with on a weekly basis), commit to whatever action I want to take, and set a reminder for myself at the appropriate interval. If I find that I'm having trouble sticking to it, I throw in a consequence.
None at the moment, sorry!
Potentially the meeting space at PwC (300 Madison at 42nd)
I'm a healthcare strategist with a strong personal interest in habit design in addition to my professional focus on mobile health.