Firstly, know the good habits you want to embed in your life. It’s totally normal at this point to have a number of changes you want to make so rank them. Pick the one that is most important to you. This is your decision alone, you don’t need to justify it to anyone.
Take the time to really understand that number one good habit you are looking to embed in your life. What does it really entail? If you are looking to ‘get fit’ what does that really mean to you? Our previous article on setting simple goals is a good starting point if you need some inspiration, you can read it here. To give you an example, if you are looking to get fit is that to be able to run a certain distance, to lift a certain weight or just for general health and self esteem? They will all have slightly different actions you will need to complete.
This part is so crucial. Do not shoe-horn some time into your already busy calendar here and there to work on your habit. This is absolutely not how you form good habits. In fact, this is the complete opposite of how you form good habits. You must create a regular slot in your calendar that is dedicated to embedding this habit. That time must then be protected. Do not book over it!
It is not a race. Remember that. We said earlier that it takes 21 days + to form good habits. Each day when you get up remind yourself of the positive change you are going to make to your life today. Yes, we all naturally think about what we will do tomorrow, next week or next year. We like to look ahead to when we believe our results will be achieved but don’t forget today. Tomorrow’s achievements come from today’s hard work. That might sound cheesy but it’s true.
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