Want to Create New Habit? Change Your Story
If you want to create a new habit, you need to tell a good story.
A habit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously.
Habitual behavior often goes unnoticed in persons exhibiting it, because a person does not need to engage in self-analysis when undertaking routine tasks. New behaviours can become automatic through the process of habit formation. Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form because the behavioural patterns which humans repeat become imprinted in neural pathways but it is possible to form new habits through repetition.
Here are a few ideas for building the habits you want and harnessing them to work for you:
1. Ask yourself why?
First ask yourself why you want to create the habit. Once you’ve established your core reason, create an actionable plan to take action. By focusing on a big picture goal with a strong ‘why’ paired and an effective action plan, you can create and sustain your new habit.
2. Start small
Let yourself know that one small step at a time can add up to powerful new habits and behaviors. Break the habit into a small enough chunk that it can be accomplished in less time.
3. Never Allow An Exception To Your New Habit
Never allow an exception to your new habit pattern during the formative stages. Don’t make excuses or rationalizations.If you want to build a habit try to be consistent until it becomes automatic.
4. Reward Yourself
Give yourself a reward when you practice a new habit. Each time you reward yourself, you set up your own force field of positive consequences that you unconsciously look forward to as the result of engaging in the habit that you have decided upon.
I hope this post will help you to build a new habit.
Remember consistency is the key.