Have you ever wondered how to build healthy habits that don’t require so much effort, and more importantly, that you can keep up with?
In my personal experience, and also through coaching thousands of clients that are trying to create healthy habits, I know how challenging change can be.
In the past, I use to find that I had the best intentions to build better lifestyle habits, but it didn’t take much to set me off course.
I had to learn how to simplify habit building, and once I learned it, mastered it (and re-mastered it each time I had a setback), I started teaching it.
So here are four of the practices that I use to coach my clients in the All Inclusive Lifestyle Academy that will help you build healthy habits easier, faster and make them stick!
#1 – Bridge-Building:
If you already have some healthy habits in place right now, then you can bridge off of those habits.
Example: If you are having difficulty starting a resistance training program, but you already have the habit of walking or using a treadmill mastered, you could bridge off this habit by adding some simple calisthenics e.g. sit-ups, push-ups after your walk.
#2 – Share it:
Don’t keep your desire to build a new healthy habit a secret.
Although our “human condition” would have us hide what we’re up to in our lives, this type of behavior is setting you up for failure.
When we don’t share it, we don’t fully commit.
We go in with one foot instead of both feet because we don’t have anyone watching us. When we know someone is watching us, we’re much more accountable.
This is simply because of another natural human trait – we don’t want to look bad in front of our peers or family.
Share your plans to build healthy habits with others, and your commitment will increase by the factor of ten!
#3 – Twenty-one-day Habit Myth and the 3 Days to Done Truth
It was a misinterpretation of Dr. Maltz report on habits that created the 21 days to build a successful habit myth.
His report stated it would take a minimum of 21 days to make a habit, but he also said, it could take months before it could be called a success
I have also found that it can take as little as three days of not focusing on your new habit before you start to slip back into old patterns – so beware of long weekends!
#4 – Use Tech Triggers
Using today’s technology to help us with developing healthy habits can help us tremendously. There’s hundreds of free apps which will remind you things such as going to bed on time, drinking enough water, eating the proper amount of food and so much more!
Here’s what to do next Tell me what healthy habit you are going to start working on by commenting below!
Also, let me know if you need some help getting started – that’s what I do!!
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