(This is part 2 in a two-part interview with author Barrie Davenport. If you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, you can do so here.)
In this second episode of my interview with author and personal coach Barrie Davenport, we explore a topic that is near and dear to my heart: how to build healthy habits.
One of the most popular questions we get at about meditation is, “How do I create a lasting meditation habit?” So many people struggle to make meditation a habit. And there’s a good reason for that. New habits are hard to create.
In fact, research from University College London shows that the average time it takes to create a new habit is about 66 days. We have written about habit creation extensively on this site and you can learn more about the science of habit creation as it relates to meditation in these three articles:
- 5 Simple Steps To Create A Meditation Habit That Sticks
- The Surprising Statistics Behind Creating A New Meditation Habit
- The One Thing You Must Do To Make Meditation A Habit
So I was delighted to learn that one of Barrie’s areas of teaching expertise is habit creation. She teaches the art and science of healthy habit creation to numerous students through her Sticky Habits course. In fact, one of the most popular habits she teaches is meditation.
In Part 2 of this interview, Barrie shares her simple step-by-step plan for creating a lasting meditation habit. And more than that, we discuss different facets of habit creation in detail. You’ll also learn about habit loops, keystone habits, and habit stacking.
In fact, habit stacking is what allowed me to create a new guitar practice habit that I’ve been failing to establish for 25 years. In this conversation, we break it down and discuss how habit stacking makes that possible.
This episode is rich with how-to information on habit creation. Among other things, you’ll learn Barrie’s protocol for creating a lasting meditation habit. I hope you enjoy this part of the show as much I did.
In Part Two, Barrie Davenport and I discuss:
- The tremendous power of habit
- The definition of habit loops and keystone habits
- How to create a lasting meditation habit with the step-by-step plan Barrie teaches her students
- What habit stacking is and how Morgan used it to succeed at creating a habit he failed at for 25 years
- Barrie’s advice for new meditators
Live Bold & Bloom
Barrie’s Free Confidence Test
Peace of Mindfulness by Barrie Davenport
Barries’ Sticky Habits Audio Course
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Eternal Now by Paul Tillick
My Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
The One Thing by Gary Kellar
The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hahn
The Mind & The Brain by Jeffrey Schwartz
Learn meditation in 5 easy lessons with our Free How To Meditate Mini Course.
Jackie Hinton says
Great course i fininshed it, and now i have started a new habit of meditation. My technique is Free Awareness,it’s the great feeling in the world to be fully aware of breathing and the univers in its self.Keep Up the good work!!
Morgan Dix says
Hi Jackie! That’s super to hear. I am really happy for you. Keep us posted 🙂