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. To do this, we are going to look at the bigger picture briefly. Where do you want to be in 5 years? What do you need to do 2019 to bring you that much closer? For example, one of my big 5 year goals is to turn my passion for blogging into a business that can support my family. To do this, I need to start dedicating real time to my blog and business. So one habit I can work on is waking up early in the morning so I can start my day and get some work done before my kids wake up.
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?