3 simple ways to master conditioning when learning something new

When learning a new task, hobby, or artistic lifestyle it can feel like everything takes ages to settle in your brain. Patterns form over time, therefore learning something new should also entail a permanent change in behavior.


When learning a new task, hobby, or artistic lifestyle it can feel like everything takes ages to settle in your brain. Patterns form over time, therefore learning something new should also entail a permanent change in behaviour.

When learning something new, these three strategies will help you to condition your mind and master those new tasks more efficiently. Here are my…



3 Simple ways to master conditioning when learning something new




1. Shaping. Outline the entirety of the new task from start to finish. Once you understand the whole event, reinforce each task step by step until each one is mastered. Use this outline as your guide once you have drafted it.

2. Chaining. Chain the mastered tasks to each other. Repeat each task until a sequence is formed. Ensure that the ordering of the tasks is the same as it would be in the real life practice of the new task.

3. Generalization. Once each task is mastered and the sequence follows a logical progression; change the context and force yourself to adapt to the new scenario. If you can successfully complete the tasks under novel circumstances, then you are preparing yourself for success.



Conditioning yourself is a theory that supports repetition and reinforcement. Practice is integral to internalizing new tasks that can improve your life. Consider this approach as you begin 2021 and your new year’s resolutions will thank you for it!


Thanks for reading.


Stephanie