About 25 times, we have posted about various aspects of habits. Unfortunately, as we already know, sticking to a steady routine may be really hard. To help, today’s post covers tips to keep doing desirable habits. Try not to give up!!!!
From Thrive Global: Tips to Keep Doing Desirable Habits
In a recent newsletter, Atomic Habits author James Clear shared a helpful strategy for making new habits stick. The trick, he says, is to ask yourself: “What can I stick to on even my worst days?” Let’s say you want to start drinking more water. Instead of saying “I’m going to drink eight glasses of water every day” — which might be hard to stick to on a challenging day — you could say, “I’m going to have one glass of water before I drink my coffee in the morning.”
We asked our Thrive community to share with us the Microsteps that have helped them jumpstart a new habit and stick with it, even when they’re not feeling motivated. Which of these tips will you try?
- Do it first thing in the morning.
- Put it on your calendar.
- Start with one minute.
- Set up your space the night before.
- Use a checklist.
- Pick a time to get ready.
- Move distractions to a different room.
- Make a verbal commitment.
- Declutter your phone screen.
- Set a consistent time every night.
- Make it accessible.
- Set realistic expectations.
To read about each tip, click the image.