Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going.
What are habits?
Habits are the small decisions you make and the actions you perform every day. According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 per cent of our behaviours on any given day.
Your life today is essentially the sum of your habits. How in shape or out of shape you are? A result of your habits. How happy or unhappy you are? A result of your habits. How successful or unsuccessful you are? A result of your habits.
So why is it so hard to form new healthy habits?
Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form because the behavioural patterns that humans repeat become imprinted in neural pathways, but it is possible to form new habits through repetition and keeping our goals in mind.
Here are five ways that will help you form new healthy habits while staying indoors in such times of uncertainty.
1. Get clear and real with your goals
The first step to form a healthy habit is to know what you want and what kind of success you are looking forward to. Make a list of your goals and define them to list out the healthy habits you need to include in your daily routine.
Spend some time exploring your life and know what you need at the moment for inner peace and well-being. Start making a plan!
2. Take it slowly and smartly
It is very important to not rush into things. One should understand that taking small decisions is always easy to start with and increases the likelihood that your new habits will last longer.
Taking a daily short walk, for example, could be the beginning of an exercise habit. Or, putting an apple in your bag every day could lead to better eating habits.
3. Discipline is important
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments. Being disciplined with your new list of habits is very important in order to succeed in accomplishing them. Discipline will help keep you in check and motivated for these new routines you have set up for yourself to help you accomplish these new habits. Schedule breaks, treats and rewards for yourself. Our body requires active decision making to break a bad habit and build a new one. One must be willing to embrace the feeling of how hard it is to establish new habits; acknowledgement of the time this process takes is important as well.
4. Create a thorough plan
Following up on our first point, once you are clear with your goals, it is important to formulate a thorough plan with practical actions so you actually follow it.
Explore all the ways you can achieve a particular habit in a consistent manner and schedule your day keeping in mind setbacks and how to fight them without giving up.
5. Meditation is full of answers
Meditation is being in tune with our inner self. Brilliant things happen in a calm mind and meditation helps you focus and keeps you determined. Meditation helps you learn how to master your mind and take control. Meditation can help make it easier to make the right decisions and fight urges and setbacks that one must go through in the process of getting rid of bad habits and establishing new good habits.
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