How To Create New Habits In Three Simple Steps
The first step in creating new habits is deciding what you want to do. Whether its breaking a bad habit or initiating a new good habit, you have to start by making a decision to do better. I have decided to start with three habits I want to work on. After I keep them up consistently for a few weeks, maybe I’ll start some more.
- Keep my mini van clean
- Kitchen clean before I go to bed
- Get one load of laundry done from start to finish each day
The final step to initiating a new habit is making it a part of your routine till it becomes a habit. I want to clean my car out weekly, but really its something I need to do actively everyday as well. I will put it on my weekly schedule (hey, google calendar) to do a thorough cleaning but I will also grab a few things to take inside each time I come home. My reminder card will help me remember to do this! Cleaning the kitchen each night before bed is definitely an every day thing. Seeing the card on the fridge will be a perfect reminder. Finally, part of my morning routine is opening my computer to get some blog work done. When I see the card taped to my computer it will be easy to take a few minutes to start a load of laundry before I get started. Then throughout the day as I get on my computer it will also remind me to switch and fold that load.
What habits do you want to make or break in 2018?