Episode 102: Backing Yourself With Bite-Sized Habits, With Dr. Heather McKee

Dr Heather McKee’s fascination with human behaviour began from a young age. Combining with her love for being outdoors, grew into her interest in health sciences, and led her to resign from a solid job, step out of her comfort zone, and go out on her own! 

She wanted to understand why well-intentioned people with all the resources they needed couldn’t stick to their healthy habit goals! So, she sat down with each person in the clinic to understand more about what was holding them back. 

Heather is now a leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist—supporting businesses to design exceptional, long-term, wellness programmes that deliver on positive health outcomes. Having studied health behaviour change psychology for 10 years, her mission is to offer a sustainable, evidence-based alternative to an industry saturated with quick fixes and health fads. 

And she has some good news to share with you about creating healthy (lasting!) habits in your life. Hint: It’s does NOT need to be hard. 

We cover: 

  • Why intrinsic motivation is best; 
  • Why goals are only a snapshot and what to set instead; 
  • Creating super small and achievable steps to success; and 
  • Following your inner joy. 

Links and resources mentioned: 

Connect with Heather via her website or find out more about her ‘Bite-Sized Habits’ course for individuals at https://www.drheathermckee.co.uk/course.php.  

Book mentioned, Atomic Habits, by James Clear.