Believe (v.)accept something as true
Do you struggle with breaking habits? Maybe it’s your approach that needs a bit of fine-tuning. When it comes to creating new habits, it’s important to place your focus on not “breaking” the habit but rather “creating” a new habit. The hardest part of letting go of the habit is understanding that you will need to take baby steps in achieving your new habit.
For example, if you want to create a new habit of cleaning out your purse then set your goal to clean out your purse a few times a week. Once you have mastered that then you can make it an every other day goal. Soon you will be on your way to cleaning out your purse daily. I promise soon you won’t even think about it and you will just do it.
But if by chance your goal falls by the wayside, don’t beat yourself up. Just dust yourself off and go for that goal again. It does not matter how many times you try, it only matters if you are making an effort.
Habits come in all different sizes and most of us want to tackle the largest new habits but that may not fit into your life at this very moment. Your life may have a hectic and full schedule. Adding a large goal to the mix may send you over the edge.
If your life is crazy begin with the small habits. You know the ones that take 60 seconds to a few minutes and require minimal effort. Is it taking your dirty clothes to the hamper instead of dropping on the floor? Is it checking and sorting your mail daily. Is it making your bed each day?
Choose 3 and plan out how you will do them daily, weekly, monthly- go for it! Work with the small habits until it becomes second nature, meaning you don’t need to think about it, and the new habit has become a part of your daily routine.
Once you have mastered that then move on to a new set of 3. If you need more time to master those habits, please don’t beat yourself but encourage yourself.
What habits will you be creating?