I’m nearing week two of my habit-forming process now, and while I wouldn’t call eating breakfast a routine just yet, I would say I’m getting used to the idea. I usually get up, get the kids off to school, then eat a breakfast bar or a bowl of cereal like Kellogg’s Raisin Bran with Omega-3 From Flax seed.
If you are ready to create a new habit, join me! There is no better time like right now!
Here are 3 simple tips I’ve learned that you should remember before you begin:
- Start one new habit at a time: You don’t want to set yourself up for failure by trying to change too many things at once. Chances are it would become overwhelming and you’ll be more likely to give up before any new habits are formed.
- Use positive self-reinforcement: Throw out words like “I can’t”, or “I just don’t think I’ll make it.” Yes you can! The human mind is so powerful, I believe you can do anything if you want it bad enough. Whenever a negative thought pops into your head just remind yourself how amazing you are and what you can do. Better yet write a positive statement in each day of your printed 21 day calendar every night before bed.
- Mark it down: Utilize the calendar. Place it somewhere you look every morning to remind yourself on what you are working on, and how far you are progressing.
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