Habits can help us put together new things we want, through determination, discipline and organization. Create habits that will lead you more and more towards success in your life.
How to form a new habit?
Forming a new habit requires the ability of rebuilding things, therefore a path in your mind should be created for that. Our mind learns a lot through repetition and it needs to learn the new way, so there will be a time when learned stuff will be done automatically. It’s like driving a car, after you’re trained you just don’t realize you have to change the gear or you just don’t think of any usual way to go.
The best way to form a new habit is to create a new shortcut in your mind, it’s easier than just trying to erase an old habit.
To stop doing things automatically, you need to draw your attention to new ones. To practice new mental mechanisms you should do regular things differently every day, like seating at a different table, finding another way home or trying on a new style.
When it comes to breaking a bad habit, first you need to find something pleasant to fulfill the emotional dependency. Just take care not to switch from a poor habit to another one.
A new habit will be completely set up after a minimum period of 21 days. It’s the perfect time for a habit to be formed in a deep-rooted way. It doesn’t mean you should stop practicing it after this time, tough.
If you’re willing to be into exercising for instance, try to have a walk for 21 day in a row with no excuses not to do it. After this period you will be missing the walks, but not before, and then the habit will be deeply installed.
Think of the reasons why you want to change and remember them whenever you think of giving up!