Start with a very easy habit.
When I was not consistent with my habits - they where forgotten soon after I began.
The problem was.
I committed to too much habits at once or made them too significant, hard to execute.
After I failed.
I started to resist the urge to change everything about my life in a day and took it slowly, one thing at a time.
It worked and this quote became my habit creation mantra.
“Make it so easy you can’t say no.” - Leo Babauta
To summarise here’s five ideas to keep in mind when forming your habits.
Tiny and one habit at a time: Don’t rush into it, superman. 🙅♂️ Start with ridiculously easy habit and one at a time.
Configure the environment for success: Remove those doughnuts 🍩 from your house and put that lettuce 🥬 on the countertop.
Use external accountability: Find a person and keep each other accountable. I’ve done daily pushups for quite a while, without fail - primarily because I have a deal with a friend and we keep each other accountable.
Two day rule: This rule is nice to keep in mind when we slip. Explained by Matt here.
Big patience and slow pace: It should feel easy, especially in the beginning. Listen to your body, stick to pace you can sustain and add more slowly. 🐢
If you are killing with your habit game and have some tips for me, please contact me.
I’m just a student who shares. 😉