033: The Making of a Habit

Season #1

What habits do you have? What are the things that you do automatically, on a regular basis? When we talk about habits, often the first place we think of is at bad habits we have – smoking, doomscrolling social media, staying up too late. But today, I want to talk about good habits. Epictetus, a Roman Stoic philosopher, wrote that “if you want to do something, make a habit of it.” So what are the habits that we want? What are the things we want to do, and how can we make those things habitual in our creative lives? Today, let’s figure that out together. Let’s look at the making of a habit.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to determine what habits will help you in your creative work and in the "business" side of your business.
  • Why starting small matters when you are figuring out what new habits you want and where you will start. 
  • How to use a four-step process to successfully create new habits that you'll actually be able to stick with. 
  • Why knowing what will "trigger" your habit to happen is important.
  • What "habit stacking" is and how to use it. 
  • What fun has to do with habits. 
  • Why Supportive Habits can help you be your best artistic self.

In this episode, I reference this article from Daily Stoic, and I reference the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.

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