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Our habits have the power to enable us, most of the time, to live a more organized life. However, we might find it quite challenging when it comes to establishing new habits, as they require time and strong will.
We should start by taking small steps every day in order to get used to eventually taking big ones for longer periods of time.
When picking up a new habit, think it well through: take into account the possible inconveniences as well as the most attractive advantages.
Remember that sometimes it might get harder to keep to the habit, but eventually, you are doing it for a good cause that is related directly to yourself.
If you feel like picking up a new habit, don't start from scratch. It is easier when you associate a new habit to one that already exists.
This way, it will seem less work and fewer changes. In the end, both notions tend to scare us, so why not better avoid them?
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Once you have made up your mind about taking on a new habit, you might as well start getting used to it. Just remember that we have, as humans, the tendency to work better without pressure and when taking one step at a time.
Therefore, start by creating small habits and get used to them and you will see how easy it is to build long-lasting routines that will make your life easier.
When having taken the decision to introduce in your routine a new habit, it is very important to remember that practice makes perfect. Consequently, wait no more and start doing even if just a bit every day. You will eventually succeed in adding a new habit while feeling proud of yourself for being consistent.
The problem with trying to make exercise a habit is that you usually try to exercise 3 or 4 times a week … and that makes creating a new exercise habit difficult.
Decide whether you’re more likely to stick with it in the morning or lunchtime or evening, and stick with that time.
If you don’t set a time, you’re more likely to put it off until you have more time or energy, and then put it off until the next day. Soon, it’s not a habit at all.
There are a number of ways to send yourself an email or text reminder, so you’ll never forget.
Then, when you get the reminder, do it right away. Don’t brook any delays.