"Taking control of your habits, taking control of your life"
By Stephanie McCloud
It is said to take 21-days to create a habit. This goes for good or bad habits. The harder question is how many days does it take to break one? Similar to love, it’s far easier to fall in than to fall out, so don’t be mad when that morning meditation routine you were doing oh so well plummets after one day of waking up late and rushing to work. Habits become habitual like brushing your teeth, or chewing your food. Others take time, dedication, and persistence.
So how do you create good habits?
You keep trying, that’s how.
That medium rare steak with bleu cheese crumbles is not the end all be all to your vegan quest! The secret is to keep going. Start over. Do it again. Relapse and restart. Make your atmosphere conducive to your target. Make sure to align yourself with likeminded people. The gym has been on your to-do list for the last few months, then go and when you go be open to make a new friend there. You have always wanted to go back to school but don’t have people around you that thinks education is valuable. Go around individuals that are in school or went to school. Even ask one of them to be your accountability buddy. Remember this famous quote when taking control with your life.
"Watch your thoughts
They become words
Watch your words,
They become actions
Watch your actions
They become habits
Watch your habits
They become character
Watch your character
It becomes your destiny"
Stuck in your ways, stuck in your mind, so train your brain to take control of your actions. Use these 4 things to help you stick to your new good habits.
- Set a routine
- Create to-do list
- Set long and short-term goals
- Communicate and manage emotions and expectations efficiently
Apply these tips and you’ll be well on your way to creating and sticking to good habits.