They refer to the plan you make about when and where to act before the action occurs.
The format for creating an implementation intention is: “When situation X arises, I will perform response Y.”
Implementation intentions are an effective way of sticking to your goals.
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If you make a specific plan for when and where you will perform a new habit, you have bigger chances to follow through.
You don't need motivation, you need clarity. Simply follow your predetermined plan: I will [BEHAVIOR] at [TIME] in [LOCATION].
We all have the motivation, willpower, or desire to achieve our goals to some degree.
What makes the difference, what turns your goals into reality is not really your level of motivation, but rather your plan for implementation.
It gives you a clear plan for overcoming unexpected events. You plan for unexpected situations by using the phrase, “If ____, then ____.”
For example: If my meeting runs over and I don't have time to exercise this afternoon, then I'll wake up early tomorrow and run.
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The best way to start a new habit is by Implementation Intention.
It is a plan you make beforehand about when and where to act. That is, how you intend to implement a particular habit.
The format for creating an implementation intension is :
We are motivated when we use goals that spell out in advance when, where, and how we will achieve it.
We plan beforehand how we are going to overcome possible problems. For example, if your goal is to eat less sugar, your implementation could be "When the dessert menu a...
You are 2x to 3x more likely to follow through with a habit if you make a specific plan for when, where, and how you are going to implement it. This is known as an implementation intention.
You can use this formula: “During the next week, I will partake in at least 20 minutes ...
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