Picture this: You've just woken up on a bright, beautiful morning. You roll out of bed, full of vim and vigor, ready to conquer the world. No, this isn't an alternate universe or a dream - this could be your reality with the right habits in place! Before you scoff, allow us to show you how with these 5 habit-building behaviours that'll totally transform your life!
1. Start Small – The Little Habit That Could!
We're kicking off with the notion that size doesn't always matter - especially when it comes to forming habits! It's all about starting small, folks, because even the smallest changes can make a massive difference.
Ever thought about learning a new language? Instead of dedicating 2 hours a day (which you're unlikely to stick to, admit it!), start with 10 minutes daily. That's right, a mere 600 seconds! This small habit gives you the chance to make meaningful progress without feeling overwhelmed. Over time, as your confidence grows, you can increase your time gradually. And, voila! You're on your way to full-on fluency!
2. Habit Stacking - Because Everything's Better in Pairs!
Life can feel like a game of Jenga, where one wrong move sends everything tumbling down. But, what if I told you that you could use this precarious balance to your advantage? Enter 'Habit Stacking'!
This technique is the brainchild of productivity guru S.J. Scott, and it's as easy as pairing socks. The idea is to add a new habit to an existing one. Let's say you're a coffee aficionado who can't start the day without that dark liquid gold. Why not stack a 5-minute journalling session right after brewing your coffee? This way, your established habit (coffee) acts as a reminder for your new habit (daily reflection), making it easier to adopt and stick with. Double win!
3. Embrace the "Two-Day Rule" - No Three-peat!
What's worse than breaking your new habit streak? Breaking it two days in a row! That's the essence of the Two-Day Rule, made famous by vlogger Matt D'Avella. In a nutshell, it's okay to miss a day (we're all human, after all), but never allow yourself to skip two consecutive days.
Let's say you've committed to a 20-minute morning jog but missed it today because it was raining cats and dogs. No worries! The Two-Day Rule states that you MUST go for that jog tomorrow, no matter what. This rule prevents you from slipping into a negative pattern and helps maintain the momentum of your new habit.
4. Make It Easy – Effort? No, Thanks!
Why make life harder than it needs to be, right? So, when you're trying to form a new habit, make it as effortless as possible! If you want to start reading more, keep a book on your bedside table. You'll be more likely to reach for it rather than your phone, reducing your screen time and boosting your brainpower all in one swoop!
James Clear, the author of "Atomic Habits", calls this the Law of Least Effort. By reducing the energy and steps it takes to perform a task, we're more likely to follow through and make it stick.
5. Celebrate Wins – Even Tiny Ones!
Every achievement is worth celebrating, no matter how small it may seem. Finished a chapter of that book? High five! Did you drink more water today? Pat yourself on the back! These tiny victories contribute to your overall habit formation. By celebrating them, you’re activating the reward circuitry in your brain. This release of feel-good hormones creates positive associations with your habit, making it more likely you’ll repeat it.
Now Make It About the Quran!
We know what you're thinking. How do we incorporate the tips above into our relationship with the Quran? Well, now we’re getting to the GOOD STUFF. Tarteel A.I is more than just a Quran app - we're helping you build a daily habit of engaging with the Quran and making sure that you're set up for success in ALL of your Quran-related goals, whether they be memorization, deeper understanding, consistent engagement or all of the above! Think of it as a lifestyle platform that’s going to help you get the most out of your Quran engagement.
Here are our pro tips on how to utilize Tarteel to build a daily Quran habit:
💡 Remember how we said to start small? Your Quran journey begins with just one verse. Check out Ayah A Day at the bottom of your dashboard for daily inspiration in the form of a different verse each time.
💡 Habit stacking can be a piece of pie! Stack Quran reading or recitation onto one of your five prayers daily so that you become familiar with a routine of salah followed up by Quran. It’s the ULTIMATE combo and a lot of teachers encourage Quran memorization to take place after Fajr, so it’s already common practice.
💡 The two-day rule can be super simple - keep an eye on your streak and analytics to ensure you’re aware of your daily engagement. Don’t let it break if you can help it, and remember, you can add your offline sessions and they’ll still count!
💡 Who’s trying to struggle? Not us. Listening Mode means you can engage with Quran recitation on the go as and when you please. The best part? It’s FULLY customizable. Choose your favourite reciter, the surah you want, which verses specifically and how many times you want it on loop! Put your headphones in and you’re good to go.
💡 If you’re looking to celebrate a quick win, why not try your hand at earning a Tarteel badge? We’ve got everything from reciting Surah Kahf on a Friday to sharing verses on your social media. It really is that easy.
So, there you have it! Five remarkable habit-building behaviours that are simple, effective, and completely life-changing! Remember, it's all about progress, not perfection. Start small, stack your habits, don't skip twice, make it easy, and celebrate your wins. In no time, you'll be on your way to living your best life. It's not magic, it's science - and a bit of grit!
Now, go on and be the unstoppable force you were meant to be. And remember, you've got this!💪
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