Everyone that I know has goals and I’m pretty sure that we could all say that we want to be successful with them. I’m also confident in saying that life gets in the way and our plans change in a moment so it’s not always easy to accomplish everything we would like. As busy and crazy my day can get, I have found that the easiest way for me to stay consistent with my goals is by making them habits in my life. This could be as simple as setting a timer on my phone so I remember to take my supplements, meal prepping once a week, or filling out my calendar so my week is organized.
By turning things I want to do but are not disciplined in doing into habits, it makes me do it without little to no effort. This is super helpful on my end because I am looking to simplify the brain clutter I have on a daily basis. Habits can become so second nature that it is in These are actions that have become part of our usual routine that it becomes second nature to just do them.
Here are a few tips I have for helping create habits:
If you break a habit, don’t be so hard on yourself, pick it right back up!
Most people give up on themselves because they are upset that they failed and didn’t find success the first time or maybe the missed a few times and don’t want to start back. Start back! It’s your habit, your life, you can do this. Don’t be so hard on yourself, so that you can start back where you left off.
Make your habit easy!
I shared earlier that I have created habits out of just about every thing I can think of. I have a habit to sit down on Sundays and fill out my calender. I have a habit of making my bed every morning before I brush my teeth. I have a habit of washing my makeup brushes once a week. I have a habit of meal prepping so my week goes more smoothly. I also have a habit of creating timers in my phone so I make sure that I remember all the things.
Do the same habits at the same time.
This really helps me make sure that I do things that form habits, having a particular time in which the task is done sparks my memory and desire to accomplish it. Sundays are my day for most of my organizing and planning for the week, I pick other times during the week that aren’t super busy to do other things I want to remain up to date with on the daily.
Create a new habit following another habit that you do regularly.
This one is SO helpful! Do you want to start something new? Do it right after another task so you don’t forget about it. You’re already in task mode so you’ll naturally just move into another one if it’s lined up afterwards.
These steps help guide me through my habit making and I’m sure that they will also do the same for you! Try plugging them into your daily life and see what happens. Update me in the comments.