Are you trying to start something new or achieve a big goal, but find yourself falling short? Here are some great tips to help you stay on track when creating habits.
1. Focus on realistic goals.
The reason many people fail at staying on track when creating habits is because they try to focus on too much at once. It is good to set goals for yourself, but when you try to achieve too much with an unrealistic time frame, this can leave you burned out, causing you to get off track.
Focus on manageable versus large tasks, and work with your current schedule to make time management much more feasible.
2. Create a goal setting calendar.
Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to add something else to your schedule. However, when you look at the big picture in a visual representation such as a calendar, bullet journal, or daily planner, it may seem a bit less intimidating to block out an hour of your day when creating habits.
3. Remember that it takes time.
On average, it takes 21 days for something new to become a habit. You may find yourself having difficulties dedicating time towards your new habit, and you may feel frustrated by the lack of results at first.
Just remember that the strides you make now will benefit your future goals. Everyone can fall off track once and awhile, but stay motivated by remembering that everything takes time.
4. Track your results.
Make sure to keep track of your results when creating habits. This way you can see what works and what doesn’t, and rework your final goals if need be.
5. Influence Others
The best way to stay on track when creating habits is to get others involved. Your peers and family can be some of your biggest motivators, and make habits like eating healthier or going to the gym, more exciting. When you’re not alone taking on a new task, it can seem a lot less intimidating.
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