Achieving New Habits
It’s the New Year; you have hopefully had a break and are feeling motivated, energized and refreshed to start the New Year! You might be thinking that you could improve on a few things from last year and the beginning of January is good fresh start.
Often we create goals that get abandoned by the end of the very first month, so how do we avoid this?
First good start, is to get rid of the idea of creating goals and rather decided that you are going to create new habits in your life.
1. Decide what’s not working and what you are not happy with, so that you can get an idea of what you need to change and how you would prefer to do things.
When we are aware of what exactly we want to change, we are better able to observe when it pops up and consciously change our behavior.
2. Take the things you are not happy with and think about what you can do to change them, to be more in line with how you would like things to be. Imagine thinking outside of the box and go with what feels right and what makes you feel good, happy and positive. If you thinking well I could do that but it doesn’t feel very good or right …then your one the wrong track.
If we have a clear vision of how we would like things to be, it’s easier to get there because we can make better choices.
You can’t expect to do the same thing and get a different result, so what changes do you need to make? It takes 21 days to create a new habit, so be patient with yourself while you are creating your new habit and just keep at it!
3. So now you should have a list of habits that are not working and how you would like to change them. Starting with the easiest one figure out where in your old routine the old habit is and decide to replace it with your new habit. Work at it for 21 days, go slowly. If you decided you wanted to get healthier, start by replacing one meal a day with a health one, and then go to two meals and so on.
Remember by keeping it easy and going slowly, you build on the feeling of succeeding and the more that you succeed the more you will want to keep going and stick to it. By doing one habit at a time you’re not overloading yourself and are more able to achieve your new habit.
With each step you achieve, you’ll want to achieve more and before you know it you will have achieved your first habit and you’ll be on a roll for the next one!
If you would like help to achieve a new habit or would like to join my ReBalance program you are more than welcome to contact me
Love & Kindness