A new behaviour is no more difficult than the old, it is only the change in behaviour that we can recognise as the challenge.


Put the kettle on

Put the kettle on

We use simple mental short cuts to perform familiar tasks – body memories.

Having recognised the need and chosen to make a change first we can make could put in place a strategy to interrupt and then discontinue the well establish a previous pattern – habit discontinuity.

Habit discontinuity is a useful tool.

– Habit discontinuity
– Cue habit response
– Measure before and after
– Make a plan


Chichen or the egg

Chicken or the egg

– Observation and agenda setting
– Measure the difference
– Make a plan


Rhyme or reason

Rhyme or reason

– Achievable goal and Habit discontinuity
– Measure the volume and frequency
– Make a plan


Keeping clean

Keeping clean

– Bathing and laundry
– Measure the volume, frequency and method
– Make a plan


[TRV – photo]

Staying warm


[light bulb – photo]

Switched on

– What’s switched on and what’s switched off.
– Measure standby and load
– Make a plan


Laundry day!


A glossary of Principle to help us better understand People can be found here.

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