Habit Stacking

It’s February and the initial excitement of the new year has worn off. Are you still on track for your goals? Have they changed?

Regardless of your goal to lose weight, read more, go to bed earlier — instead of setting a goal, set a plan!

How can you make sure you floss every night? Make sure you floss when you brush your teeth.

Read before bed? Put your book on your pillow and read 2 pages right when you get into bed.

Drink more water? Drink a glass while you make coffee or microwave your oatmeal.

Staking habits with a current habit makes it easier to ADD an additional habits. Soon they will just be incorporated into your daily routine.

Do you have a daily routine?

If you want to know more about habit stacking and a great book about habits – I highly recommend the ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear.

How is your New Year’s resolution going?

So it’s February 1st.
 
Shockingly if you look at this graph from Frobes.com you’ll see more than 36% of those with New Year’s resolutions have already given up!

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Are you one of those people in the 36%? I’m not here to patronize just here to remind you that, there’s still time.
 It doesn’t have to be December 31st for you to set new goals.  That’s all a resolution is really, just a goal. 

Here are some ways to get back to achieving your goals!

Be Specific
Setting a big picture goal is great but having multiple big goals can be a daunting task. 

♢Instead of “I want to lose weight” try “I’m going to cut out fast food and candy.”

♢Instead of “I want to read more” try “I’m going to read this book in February,  this book in March.”

Narrowing down your goals makes them manageable.

Be Positive
Often times when we fail we are over come with guilt and fear that we aren’t good enough. Stop beating yourself up so much! Not sure where I hear it or read this quote but I wholehearted agree with it!

One positive thought in the morning can change your whole day

Many things that cause us pain, stress and anxiety in life are simply based on our reaction to them. It’s not the end of the world if you make a mistake – it’s how you deal with that mistake that makes all the difference.

Keep your head up and keep working to your resolutions – Happy February 1st!