The reality is that most of us, including me, don’t like to do what others want us to do. If others are saying you need to improve your sleep life. The almost automatic response is an immediate turn off. Psychologists tell us that if we incorporate three things into any behavior change plan, then we are more likely to succeed. This includes modifying our sleep behaviors. What are the three magic items…not quite magic?
- C = Competence [practice makes perfect]
- A = Autonomy [change because you want to not because you have to]
- V = Value [align the change to what is important for you and your life]
Sleep Tip #154: Tap into the power of successful behavior change by embracing CAV.