How To Make New Habits Stick
Simple Ideas For Self Improvement
As a new month starts or when we get a boost of motivation, many of us attempt to take up a new habit only to find ourselves losing interest or being unable to keep them up consistently. And it always seems to be the things that we find hard to keep up. So here at Chill we have decided to lend you a helping hand and share some of our best tips on how to make new habits stick.
One of the simplest reasons for being unable to maintain a new habit is because you simply don’t remember it on a day to day basis. It may not fit nicely into your normal routine or you might not be willing to go out of your way to do it. Setting reminders on your phone is an easy and effective way of ensuring your new habit remains top of mind. Reminders with motivational messages can be a better help than boring old alarms on your phone.
Learn the Benefits
It is easy to pick up a new habit because it seems like the right thing to do, such as running. However, we fail to familiarise ourselves with all the benefits of the habit we are trying to get into. Simple research on the benefits of your habit can help serve as extra motivation and a reminder as to why you started it in the first place.
Celebrate The Small Wins
It is important to not be too hard on yourself, many of us expect ourselves to be able to jump in the deep end into a habit and make it work instantly. If you maintain your habit for a week for example you should reward yourself for the progress, but not too much of a reward that you feel like you have finished with your habit.
Tell Your Friends
Make sure your friends are aware of your new habit as they can certainly help with encouraging you on and they can even keep you in check if they see or hear that you have been dropping off! If you and a friend decide to both try and take up a new activity like running or cycling it can work as good motivation for you and create a little bit of friendly competition which never goes astray!
Use Technology to Your Advantage
With an ever growing collection of apps available to us through our phones, smart watches and so on, it is likely that there is an app designed to help you with your habit. Running, walking, cycling, eating healthy and even spending less time on your phone can be made easier with the use of apps. Be sure to check out if there is an app to help you!
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