The Habit Loop
The image above shows the habit loop and how these four factors work together to build new habits.

The process of building a habit can be divided into four simple steps: cue, craving, response, and reward. Breaking it down into these fundamental parts can help us understand what a habit is, how it works, and how to improve it. Learn more from New York Times bestselling author, James Clear, here.

Using James Clear’s “Atomic Habits” book as a guide, here are 3 ways to stick to your Kettle session habit.

  1. Use your Kettle to start Deep Focus sessions and keep track of your habit. Try to complete Kettle sessions for several days in a row.
  2. No matter how consistent you are with your Kettle session habit, it is inevitable that life will interrupt you at some point. If you miss one session, make sure not to miss two sessions. Missing one is an accident, missing twice starts a new habit. Just getting a Kettle session started (even for 5 minutes) will get you back on track again.
  3. Number of Kettle sessions and time in Deep Focus are great metrics, but ultimately completing your work goals will be the most satisfying. Keep track of your daily, weekly and monthly goals and your progress on those to create a long term habit.