A “good” work habit for me is finding a space that is conducive to my productivity. This usually looks like selecting a space that has a desk area of sorts, a comfortable chair to sit in, nearby outlets, good (natural) lighting, and a comfortable temperature. According to the author, using the pleasure of instant gratification to our advantage when creating habits is a solid way to perpetuate good habits. For example, I could find a space with a desk or table area where my coffee or tea can be placed because the consumption of the drink brings me instant gratification and forces me to select a space with a table. Additionally, I know that natural lighting is ideal for me but staying in my bed to do work where no natural lighting is available is still appealing. To combat that, I could select a space near a window and open that window so that I can breathe in fresh air which is instantly gratifying to me.
When a client is trying to improve their quality of life it is very easy to fall behind and get off track from engaging in healthy daily leisure. When working with clients I could help them find a practical, simple habit they can do each day and keep track of. For example, if a client wants to learn how to play tennis I could instruct them to at least pick up a tennis racket each day. Although the habit is small, it would allow them to practice the consistency necessary for accomplishing a bigger goal.
Rubric/Criteria for Success:
Learning Outcome: Completed Blog Post
The student completed a reflective writing blog post according to the assignment description to include replying to all questions in a narrative (paragraph) format.
Learning Outcome: Attendance & Participation
The student was on time to the book club meeting, attended the entire session, and participated actively and independently in the discussion/activities presented.