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A Formula for Creating Good Habits and Meeting Your Goals

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/wander-woman/202001/formula-creating-good-habits-and-meeting-your-goals

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A Formula for Creating Good Habits and Meeting Your Goals
Goals are well-intended but easily forgotten. How you spend most of your days defines your life, not the moments on the weekend you remember to exercise, eat consciously, or call a friend. Goals get lost under the weight of emails and texts, looming deadlines, conflicts you dread handling, urgent problems that must be addressed, and people who must have your attention right now.

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Changing your habits

Our lives are defined by how we regularly spend our days. It is not determined by the occasional moments when we suddenly remember to exercise or call a friend.

To create new habits requires ...

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Your brain thinks in pictures

The brain places information into maps and pictures for quick recollection. We not only remember the past, but we also collect pictures of what we believe is possible in the future.

Th...

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Find your vision

Ask yourself:

  • What new behaviors would you love to make into habits?
  • What emotions do you want to experience more of?
  • Who do you want to hang out with?

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Use keywords

Choose one word that summarizes your vision. Remember this keyword when your day starts to spin out of control. It can help to put elements of your vision in mind to keep you focussed.

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Document your success

Your brain needs reminders of the evidence that your goal is achievable and worth the effort.

  • Take at least five minutes after you stop working to acknowledge the positive step...

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Creating habits takes time

Research shows forming new habits can take anywhere from a few weeks to months.

By creating visions, you can support your desire to continue with your habits.

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How To Choose Good Habits

  • Envision your ideal end result. What are you going to achieve?
  • Write it down. It will serve as a powerful motivation, especially if you include why you want it.
  • Create a detailed vision you're compelled to chase.
  • Research people who have reached your goals.

Good Habits For Health and Fitness

  • Regular Aerobic Exercise: Great for both your physical and mental health. Increases the production of dopamine and boosts creativity.
  • Preparing Your Own Meals. It’ll take some getting used to, but it’s a habit that’ll boost your health, wealth and productivity. 

Good Habits For Finance and Wealth

  • Create a Household Budget: the best habit to help you save money. A household budget helps to encourage frugality and discourage impulse spending. You’ll feel more motivated to engage in other good financial habits once you’ve got this in place.
  • Financial Audits. This involves frequent checks as to whether you’re spending your money as wisely as possible.

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