Change Your Life – One Tiny Step at a Time
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THE BLUE TREE

Personal
Productivity

CEF B1

CEFR B2

Upper
Intermediate

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warm up

  • What can you do to make your routines more enjoyable?
  • What are some bad habits you’ve fallen into/gotten out of? 
  • Do you find creating habits easy?
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part one

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key language

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 0:22 What are some common self improvement goals amongst most people?
  • ⌚ 0:29 How does it sometimes feel when you want to achieve a goal?
  • ⌚ 0:46 Where do most people find themselves after failing to achieve their goals?
  • ⌚ 1:29 What can we compare our mind to?
  • ⌚ 1:34 What does our brain hate the most?
  • ⌚ 2:10 How can we create mental “paths” in our minds?
  • ⌚ 2:27 Why is change harder for adults than for children?
  • ⌚ 3:01 What is a routine? Can you give an example?
  • ⌚ 3:26 How do routines work and what are they responsible for?
  • ⌚ 3:34 What are habits? What’s the difference between them and routines?
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part two

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key language

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 4:22 How are habits triggered? Can you give an example?
  • ⌚ 4:25 Who are habits executed by?
  • ⌚ 5:02 How are our bad habits created?
  • ⌚ 5:21 Are routines more important than habits?
  • ⌚ 5:43 How is the “toddler” helping us on day-to-day basis?
  • ⌚ 6:02 Why can aiming high be disastrous?
  • ⌚ 6:18 How to build a habit?
  • ⌚ 6:51 What’s the point of breaking down a goal into separate actions?
  • ⌚ 7:10 What is a trigger? What are some examples?
  • ⌚ 7:52 What’s the only thing left to do once you got your trigger and action set up?
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part three

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key language

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 8:09 How is regularly repeating routines going to affect your view of them?
  • ⌚ 8:34 How can we make routines more likely to be picked up by the Toddler?
  • ⌚ 9:14 How long does it usually take for a habit to become automatically kicked off by its trigger?
  • ⌚ 9:26 What is the hardest part of creating habits?
  • ⌚ 9:56 Is change a direction, or rather a destination?
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DISCUSSION

  • What are your goals? How can you break them apart into smaller pieces?
  • What happens when you put away instant gratification and prioritise delayed gratification?
  • What are some of the biggest instant gratification suppliers?
  • Have you ever aimed too high?
  • Have you known the difference between a routine and a habit before watching this video?
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