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Don't Make Resolutions, Build Habits Instead

Repeat And Evaluate

Repeat your actions daily, while evaluating them on a weekly basis.

Enable faster growth of your positive habit by following the process of repetition and evaluation.

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  • Decide which is a good habit, a bad habit, or a neutral habit, by how they will benefit you in the long run.
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Changing a behavior always starts with awareness. 

Focus on recognizing your habits and acknowledge the cues that trigger them, which makes it easier to discover which habits you should change and respond in a way that benefits you