20 Easy Ways to Make Pushups a          Habit in Your Life!            (Choose one!)Andrew Martin                October 3...
MY EXPERT FOCUS...Getting male engineering studentsto do 10 pushups in the morningnext to their bed 3x/week
Behaviors that will be very effective in getting you to do pushups                                                         ...
You want effective and easybehaviors.. SO DO THESE:1) Place your alarm on the ground every night,next to where you will do ...
Insights from this processThe best behaviors for creating a habit in yourselfare behaviors that remind you to do the behav...
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20 Easy Ways to Make Pushups a Habit in Your Life!

  1. 1. 20 Easy Ways to Make Pushups a Habit in Your Life! (Choose one!)Andrew Martin October 30, 2012amartin6@stanford.edu Twitter: @amartinsu13
  2. 2. MY EXPERT FOCUS...Getting male engineering studentsto do 10 pushups in the morningnext to their bed 3x/week
  3. 3. Behaviors that will be very effective in getting you to do pushups You write “pushups”! You place your on a post it note and alarm on the place it on your ground, next to alarm every night for where you will do 2 weeks pushups You place a post-it You write “Do 10 You place a sign on You write “Do 10 note on your pushups” on a the inside of your pushups” and tape paper and tape it to bedroom door: it on the ground Yes! This should be easy for you to do bedroom lightNo way. We can’t get you to do this. switch saying the ceiling above “Don’t open until next to your bed” “pushups!” your bed pushups are done!” You challenge your You place a mat or roomie to do 10 rug next to your You put your keys pushups every bed, to do pushups and phone on the morning, tallying on floor every night your results You make a public You make a Facebook YouTube video post publicly You sleep with your proclaiming that you yoga mat in your proclaiming that you will do 10 pushups bed for 2 weeks will do 10 pushups 3x/ 3x/week for a month week for a month You tell your You receive a group You write in your You place a rolled roommate that you text from friends calendar what days up rug against your won’t turn of the saying “pushups” you will do your bed alarm in the morning every day for 2 pushups that month until you do your weeks pushups You clean your You send a text You send a group bedroom to make from a friend every text to friends every floor space to do night for 2 weeks night for 2 weeks pushups saying “pushups!” saying “pushups!” You watch a 1 minute videon on good pushup form Behaviors that will not be very effective in getting you to do pushups
  4. 4. You want effective and easybehaviors.. SO DO THESE:1) Place your alarm on the ground every night,next to where you will do pushups2) Write “Do 10 pushups” on some paper andtape it to the ground next to your bed.3) Write a sign that says “Do 10 Pushups” andtape it to the inside of your bedroom door4) Put your keys and phone on the floor everynight.
  5. 5. Insights from this processThe best behaviors for creating a habit in yourselfare behaviors that remind you to do the behavior,AND make it easier.example:Placing your alarm on the ground not onlyreminds you to get down and do the pushups, butalso forces you to physically bend down. Andsince you’re down there already, might as well dothem!

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