How To Start New Habits That Actually Stick

Useful & Interesting:

Let’s try a little exercise. Grab a pen and paper. Quickly write down three things or activities that you are currently doing that you would prefer not to do. Don’t over think. Go with what comes to mind quickly. Next, write down three things or activities you are not doing that you would like to be doing. From these lists, spend a minute or two reflecting and ranking each in order of what would be most beneficial to you. What would most help you improve yourself?

Take each of your number one rankings; something you now do that you would rather not want to be doing, and something you’re not now doing that you would like to be doing, and set up the three R’s of habits around them. Reminder, Routine, Reward. Commit to this for just a few weeks, or 21 days, or really any amount of time you can comfortably commit to. My biggest tip for you is the reminder- don’t leave it to yourself to do the routine each day– you might well forget!  For detailed instructions on how to do this check out James Clear’s blog article “The 3 R’s of Habit Change: How To Start New Habits That Actually Stick “. It’s useful and interesting.


Book I’m Reading (or re-reading):

“The Power of Positive Thinking” — Norman Vincent Peale (Overcome life’s problems and seize opportunities)

Video or Movie I’m Watching (or re-watching):

Change Your Mind & Become Successful (35 minutes of mojo)

Random Hack:

6 Mental Adjustments to Help You Work Less and Accomplish More

Quote of the Week:

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”        —Buddha

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