Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Baran Wannamaker
Founder & Owner of: Bearbody Living
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Health & Fitness and Successful Living Writer
Creating new habits are something that can be very difficult. This is something that I’ve come to be quite familiar with, as I’m sure a lot of you have as well. If you’re someone who always seems to be starting over on things then keep reading and learn how to effectively embed new habits into your life.
Understand Why You Stop
Pull out a piece of paper and physically write the reason(s) as to why you find yourself quitting. Take time to really think about tit. This step is crucial because, without it, you will continue to make the same mistakes over and over. When I first took this approach, I came to recognize that when I introduced a new habit into my life I would take on too much of it right away. Somewhere, where this was really evident, was with my reading. A couple of months ago I decided to begin reading every day. I told myself that I would read three times a day for 15 minutes per session. This routine would never last long and it was until I set a more reasonable schedule that I was more capable of sticking to it and build onto it over time.
This is a major key to creating new habits. If you set times to your habits then when that time comes up, your internal clock will begin to automatically be like “okay time to ____”. This system has helped me continue every day with my meditation. By me setting my internal clock to when I wake up in the morning, I will meditate. It has allowed me to easily stick to it. Assigning a specific time for your habit is even better.
Make Your New Habits A Must
You MUST set it in your mind that your habit is something that will happen in your day. Even if you miss your initial set time and that will happen to everyone because of life. But you can’t begin to make up excuses and think that you can miss a day. There’s got to be some level of passion in what you’re doing so it doesn’t just feel like a chore. For example, if I plan to workout in the morning but something comes up and I can’t. I don’t just think that I’m not going to train today, my passion drives me to go after work even if that means I end up going super late.
If you use these different “guidelines” and take them seriously, I honestly think you can incorporate so many new positive habits into your life.
Article Credits: Baran Wannamaker
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