Let’s be honest. All of us have had that small voice in our heads going “I’m going to be healthier/better/smarter this year!” and yet, we never really seem to act on it to see it to completion. What exactly is the dilemma that we all face on a daily basis?
A best seller on The New York Times - The Power of Habit, explains how the key to the success of individuals and businesses is credited to their ability to: identify bad habits, break them and then restart the journey and maintain good habits. A simple introduction of cues, routine and reward will be able to get good habits instilled in you.
Whether your desire is to maintain an active lifestyle by working out consistently, learn a new language, climb Mount Kinabalu or expand your hobby into a career, everything boils down to turning small acts into a habit. The idea is to start the wheel running on good habits and keep it going. Like a hamster, the moment we get the wheel running on small acts that lead to our goals, it will be difficult to break the loop.
For example, if you’ve been building the habit of jogging every evening, and you miss one evening’s run, you will feel an annoying itch – like a part of you is incomplete. Here are some easy steps to help you start good habits today!