PSD Video Tip #27: Using triggers for creating habits

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Using this very simple technique, creating habits comes very easy and it is fun too!

I’m talking about triggers and this is an effective way for creating new habits in your everyday life.

In this video, I’m explaining what this technique is and how I have used it for creating a habit that I use every day.

Shownotes and resources:

  • Video length: 3:15
  • Why You Should Drink Water
  • Story of  a New Habit: How I Started to Wake Up at 5 AM
  • Transcript: Read More

Your next tasks:

1. Put this blog post into action!

  • Start by defining your target habit
  • Define your trigger: that makes you to take action on that habit

2. Share your experiences on the comment area:

  • Have you used triggers for creating habits?
  • If you have, what habits have you created by using triggers?

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About Timo Kiander

My name is Timo Kiander aka Productive Superdad.

I want to show you how to improve your productivity when working at home and find time for the fun stuff in your life!


  1. Hey Timo,

    Every night before I go to bed I jot down 5 things that I MUST do online the following day. I put that post-it note on my screen, so it’s right in front of my face and I’m not going to be until I get those choirs done.
    That’s how I formed a new constructive habit.

    thanks for the share!


  2. Hi Timo, I know it’s a little off topic but I want to share something with you as it’s very much a trigger like your explaining. 4 years ago I quit smoking cigarettes. this was the biggest challenge ever I mean it! What I did is every time I wanted a cigarette I simply drank water. Now the crazy part is these trigger’s also work backwards. For example if I’m thirsty now I also find myself craving a smoke. Is this weird?

    • Timo Kiander says:

      Sure, that is really weird Brian!

      Anyway, that was another great example of triggers in action – thanks for sharing :)


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