Making New Year’s Resolutions has become a trend but research shows 80% of people abandon them by February. Why is this?
Many people set a resolution based on something they think they should do, not what they want to do – that’s a big difference in motivation! The first step to changing a behavior is establishing how important it is for you to make the change.
“People will not change until their desire to change becomes greater than their desire to remain the same.” Kain Ramsay
The desired change requires working on your habit muscle - the more you exercise it the stronger it gets! Think of it as a gym workout for the mind.
Habits are routine behaviors repeated on a regular basis. They are often unconscious patterns of thoughts and actions you’ve developed over time. Changing a habit will require replacing it with a new thought or action.
Have you experienced driving on autopilot to your home before remembering you’ve changed your physical address? Just as we train our brains to steer the car in a different direction, we can do the same for the changes we want to make in our lives.
The belief that a habit can be changed in 21 days has been updated with more accurate data - it takes 18 days to 254 days. Ouch! Commitment to change is an investment of time and effort.
The good news is that you can live your best life by intentionally creating habits that will help you achieve what you want.
Imagine what your best life looks like and decide how to progress forward to see it happen.
What do you want, and why is this important to you?
What habits will you need to change to have this happen?
How will you feel when this desire becomes a reality?
Who will be with you, cheering you on?
What does your ideal day look like - what will you be doing?
If nothing changes, nothing changes.
You can start living your best life, today.