Healthy habits are more than just remembering to do something new for a few weeks in January — they become almost instinctual (dare we say, habitual?), and you do them without even thinking about it. Many people try to make big changes all at once, but that can be overwhelming and often leads to a regression to old habits. Thankfully, author James Clear wrote a book called “Atomic Habits”, which offers proven methods to creating habits that lead to a better “You”!
1. Make It Easy
One of the key things that determines whether or not a habit will stick is how easy or difficult it is to perform. Some habits, like running for example, are “easier” to perform if you lay out your running clothes the night before your run, so that you spend less time searching for your outfit in the morning and can get out the door faster. To increase the odds of success, set up your environment in a way that makes your desired habit convenient.
2. Set specific yet realistic goals
Creating specific goals that are within your reach is important, however setting the bar too high can discourage you and make your goals seem out of reach. If you are planning on running more, a good goal to create this new habit would be to run 3 days a week for a short, set distance. Don’t try to overhaul your life all at once! By achieving smaller versions of your bigger goal, you can build on them for the long term.
3. Use Triggers
A trigger is something that prompts you to perform a particular behavior. Identifying and using triggers can be a powerful way to build a new habit, as it helps to link the new behavior to something that you already do regularly. For example, if you’d like to do more pushups in your day, perhaps create a trigger of doing 10 pushups at the top of every hour during your work day. In this way, you’ve done 80 - 100 pushups throughout the day, rather than forcing yourself to do 100 all at once!
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