What is the biggest problem in adopting a new behaviour? For most of us, it is simply remembering that we are trying to change our behaviour. Sometimes, days can go by, and then something will happen (perhaps an outlook reminder of our impending coaching session) and we will realise that our intended behaviour change has simply slipped our mind. Sometimes it is weeks that can slip by; sometimes we forget almost entirely.
It isn’t that we don’t want to remember our behaviour change, it is just that we slip into old patterns as we struggle with other priorities, and there is very little around us to remind us of the new patterns.
A trend in using Inspirometers
Recently we have become aware of an upsurge in people using Inspirometers as a self-coaching tool to address this issue, and the evidence appears to be that they are doing it very successfully.
They have created a Tag which asks how they are doing on their new behaviour, and then they set up a Tag schedule to send it to THEMSELVES each afternoon. As a result, they get a chance to plot their progress on a daily basis, but even more than that, they have a quick, simple but timely reminder of what they are intending to do.
Try it yourself
Setting up your own self-coaching Tag is as easy as one … two … three:
- If you do not already have an Inspirometer account, take advantage of our free trial – it takes seconds to set up – click here to see how.
- In your account, create a Tag aimed at asking you to review your progress – click here to see how.
- Then simply click the Tag-Scheduling tab at the top of the Tag editing page, list your own email, and set up a schedule that meets your needs – click here to see how.
It could be the most effective piece of coaching support you will ever get, and you can try it out for free.