The whenthewindblows’s Podcast

1.22 - Healthy Habits and Motivation

January 10, 2021

Healthy Habits and Motivation

Welcome back to When the Wind Epic podcast for parents, teachers, leaders and anyone vested in the world of education. 


Who are you? How long have you been involved in the world of Edu? What made you choose to come to EPIC? 


Book Atomic Habits, by James Clear

Noticing, Wanting, doing, liking.


Some good habits: Eat well, sleep, brush your teeth...But what are some healthy habits when it comes to work life balance?


Do you have any bad habits?


Hate to admit, but I had a habit of smoking. Started in HS and went through about 24 yrs old...quit the first time...trav laid off quitting the second time...SWEETS still haunt me


Do you have any really good habits?


What role do you think motivation plays in habit making?

The WHY is all important. $ is not a why, it is a result. Simon Sinek, infinite game.

Simple “results” do not drive behavior. The why does.

Do we lack motivation? Or lack clarity..? Take decision making away, and add “if not, then what?”


My girls want to be habits for school

  • Test anxiety, Study habits, Motivation, and performance

 Test anxiety and study habits were associated positively with academic success and there was no association with achivement motivation. 

  • Note cards with vocab, definitions, and examples


Learning to play the guitar around a campfire was something that motivated me...I began learning and without thinking the process became habitual. High motivation makes the habit loop easy to happen...nearly unconscious. 

William James (father of American Philosophy)- “Belief in the ability to change is the foundation of the ability to change.” 

Talk to me about self buy-in when it comes to motivation or habit making/breaking. 


Tony Robbins/Sara Blakley podcast episode:


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