Design Your Habits

San Francisco campuses

GA San Jose, WeWork
75 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose CA 95113

GA SF
225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco CA 94104

Past Locations for this Class

Design Your Habits

San Francisco

San Francisco campuses

GA San Jose, WeWork
75 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose CA 95113

GA SF
225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco CA 94104

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Productivity is an outdated concept in a rapidly changing world. What's needed today is not working faster and faster, but changing how we work in the first place. This requires breaking old habits and creating new ones, not only to improve productivity itself, but everything that supports it: health, wellbeing, and creativity.

In this workshop we will borrow from diverse fields such as applied psychology, behavior design, and behavioral economics, targeting the three main components of habit formation: 1) Preparing your mindset 2) Structuring the environment 3) Streamlining the action. You will use these techniques to create a personalized behavioral plan for yourself, designing a new productivity-related habit. We will also discuss habits in the workplace context, including digital and physical tools, accountability, and follow-through.

Takeaways

  • How habits work: the basal ganglia and Habit Loop model
  • The 3 types of habit formation strategies, with examples and best practices
  • Building self-efficacy through identity-based behavior change
  • Step-by-step project walkthrough to create a personalized behavioral plan for a new habit

Prereqs & Preparation

None.

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