1. Get specific.
What do you want to accomplish? Target a very specific goal, and translate your goal into behaviors. For example, let's say you don't work out ever (no judgement). Instead of setting a goal to workout for 30 minutes every day, try taking a 3-minute walk each day or even just putting running shoes on every day. As Rock Health explains, "Since this habit is so easy, [people] experience success and their sense of ability raises, motivating them to do harder tasks and allowing them to stay above the threshold."
2. Make it easy.
The easier the behavior is, the more likely you are to actually do it. Duh. But how do you make something easier? According to the Fogg Method site, you can "consider options for adjusting the environment, the actor, and the behavior itself." Going back to our exercise example, making your 3-minute walk easier could mean doing it at the same time every day or listening to a song by your favorite band during the walk. Dr. Fogg believes "simplicity changes behavior."
3. Set a trigger.
According to Dr. Fogg, no changes happen without a trigger. What will prompt the behavior that you're working into your life? Some triggers are natural, but others you must design to make work for you. You need the trigger because willpower alone just won't cut it. "Forming habits is not about willpower," Dr. Fogg says, "it's about design and revision."