1. Start Small
One of the easiest ways to make a habit is to start small and work your way up. Say if your wanting to start runing a mile everyday before work, start by going on a twenty minute walk every morning. Once your comfortable with this routine, try slowly increasing the intensity until you hit your goal. Starting small helps your focus more on staying consistent.
2. Stay Consistent
This one kind of goes hand in hand with starting small. When trying to form a new habit, it's important that you remain consistent. This means setting a specific time every day or week where you do the habit and sticking to it as much as possible. Without having a set time, it's easier to push it off till later or make excuses.
3. Create A Routine
Routines help us stay on track and make our habits more automatic. When you have a set routine for your habit, it's easier to do it without thinking. For example, if you want to start working out everyday, try creating a routine that has you going to the gym right after
4. The Buddy System
Having a partner keep you on track is a great technique to build a strong habit. When you have someone to rely on, it's easier to stay committed. Having a partner also means having someone to celebrate your wins with!
Forming a new healthy habit can be very difficult. That's why to only way really make a habit stick is to commit to this process until the end. Making a massive life change isn't something that can be done half way. You need to be all in and really want this change for yourself.
6. Stay Focused
When we are trying to build a habit, it's easy to get side-tracked. This is especially true if the habit you're trying to form isn't very exciting. That's why its important that you stay focused on your end goal and don't let any distractions stand in your way. Before any real change can be made, you should map out your plan and visualize your success.
7. Remove Temptations
Habits are easier to build when you remove the temptations that would otherwise distract us from our habits. Removing these temptations from your everyday life also removes the triggers that would cause us to fall off track.
8. Remember The 21 90 Rule
The idea is this, It takes about 21 days for a habit to form, and it takes around 90 days for a habit to become apart of your lifestyle. So if you can just stick to your habit for 21 days, you can definitely make it to 90!
9. Start While You're Away
Did you know that when starting a habit while on a trip or vacation makes it easier to implement it into your everyday life? So keep this in mind the next time you plan a getaway!
10. Be Imperfect And Stay Positive!
Remember that it is okay to make mistakes. Habit change doesn't come easy, but what's most import is that you stay positive and be patient with yourself.