Adapting to a healthy routine can be hard, but it can be done! There are strategies that can help you to not only make new healthy habits but develop ways to stick to them. In truth, even without this blog post you already know many healthy habits the problem comes from the inability to know how to correctly implement them.
Keep reading if you’re interested in learning how to make those healthy habits stick.
- Maintain a regular daily schedule.
Keeping a schedule allows you to adjust and allocate the time need for every habit. It provides structure to your day and makes sure you have the time needed to start said healthy habit. For example, if you want to start making time in your day to read more, set aside a specific hour to do so.
- Set reminders
We forget things, it’s human nature too. Luckily, we live in an age that allows us to have a personal assistant pretty much glued to our hands. Set a reminder on your phone’s calendar or download an app that sends you notifications. Having a reminder helps you to avoid skipping the habit your trying to create.
This is another topic your probably familiar with, maybe you’ve rewarded yourself with another Netflix episode after finishing a project. This same mentality can be transferred onto sticking to certain habits you’ve set up for yourself. For example, if you walk for 20 minutes each day for a week reward yourself with a fun night out with friends. Just make sure your rewards are based on habits and not results.
- Start Small
Form small habits that are easy to achieve and execute. These are the habits that don’t require too much time or willpower on your part, such as exercising for 10 minutes a day several times a week. This habit is not only achievable but can be slowly increased as you become more accustomed to it.
Starting habits can be hard. Sticking to them can be even harder to accomplish. If you’re looking to start a healthy habit try some of these strategies and see what works for you. Just remember that you don’t have to start big, start with three small habits and once you develop the knack and ability to stick to them go for something bigger!