Practical Steps to Implement Habit Stacking with Jomo
Now that we've laid the foundation, let's get practical. Here are the steps to implement this process using the Jomo app. Here's what we're going to do. We'll ask Jomo to block YouTube until we've read, let’s say, 1 article or 5 pages of a book. YouTube will no longer be the main action, but the reward for an action.
1️⃣ Step 1: Setting Up "New Habit"
Once you've installed the Jomo app, let’s add a new app condition, by pressing “Plus” and “New habit”. Scroll until you find “Read”.
2️⃣ Step 2: Define Your Reading Goals
We advise you to be as specific as possible. A condition that is too general is not engaging, and is more likely to be ignored. Tap on the title “Read” and add your personal objective, for example: “Read 1 Medium Article”, “Read 10 Pages”, “Read a chapter of [Book Name]”.
3️⃣ Step 3: Choose the Blocked and Reward App
Now, it’s time to select the app you want to block. For this, tap on “Apps” and select your app(s). Then choose when you want this to take effect (every day, only at weekends, etc.). The choice is yours!
4️⃣ Step 4: Add Your New Habit
Simply press the “Add” button. You can add a condition for each of the activities you want to do but can't find the motivation to do, and associate a different app with each one.
The Transformation: From Browsing to Reading
By playing the game and sticking to your routine, you'll see significant and rapid changes. Here are just a few examples of the benefits our users have experienced:
📙 Increased Reading Habit
The most obvious change will be the development of a consistent reading habit. By linking it to an existing routine, you'll find it easier to sit down with a book or article each day. Over time, you'll be able to read more and more, and you'll quickly get the hang of it. Eventually, you won't even need Jomo!
📉 Reduced Screen Time
As you complete your reading habit before accessing YouTube or other time-consuming apps, you'll naturally spend less time on these platforms. This reduction in screen time frees up more of your day, allowing you to redirect your time and energy toward more productive things.
🧠 Enhanced Productivity
You'll find that you have more time and mental clarity to tackle important tasks. Whether it's work-related projects, personal goals, or creative things, your increased productivity will open doors to new opportunities and achievements.
It's time to make your screen time work for you, not against you. Say goodbye to mindless scrolling, and hello to a better focus, and more intentional use of your screen time.
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