How to Create a New Habit in 4 Easy Steps

How to Create a New Habit in 4 Easy Steps

Did you just recently discover a new habit and want to make it a part of your everyday life? Perhaps you’re struggling to adapt to that habit? No need to worry!

In this article, you discover 4 crucial steps that you need to follow to successfully equip any helpful habit and endorse it into your daily life.

1. Start Simple

If you have set your mind to create a new habit, it’s always best to start easy and simple. You don’t want to overcomplicate this process for yourself. The greatest tip anyone can give you throughout this journey is to never burden yourself.
For example, if you need to develop a habit of working out every morning, don’t start by purchasing a gym membership. Getting up early and going to the gym can overwhelm you at the start. What you should rather do is start by creating a habit of getting up early. Once you get used to this, feel free to pay early morning visits to the gym, and built that habit as well.

2. Practice for A Month

Having the mindset of creating a habit for the rest of your life can give you a feeling of torture. This may discourage you from the start and you may never be able to attain that habit.
Instead, try following this new habit of yours for a month. This can make a difference! Now, they say that it takes approximately 60-90 days to develop a healthy habit, but I found that most new habits may take only 30 days to stick in if you become really enthusiastic about it.

3. Set Reminders

This new habit may be something you’ve never done before. You aren’t used to following this new practice daily, therefore, you can easily forget those decisions you made a week ago. The only way to refrain from this is by frequently reminding yourself to get up and get hustling.
Set up a dream board, plan your steps, mark your progress, and set goals for your new habit to keep you up and going throughout the journey. Try your best to not feel discouraged at anything.
My personal favorite tool is writing a list of habits that I’d like to incorporate. Every time I do the task – I check the box. This way I can track not to miss any days with any tasks. It also brings a sort sense of satisfaction when I see all the boxes checked.

4. Replace Your Bad Habits With The Good Ones

One of the best ways you can attain a healthy habit is by letting go of a previous unnecessary habit. Now you may consider most of your previous habits to be useful at first, however, once you look into it, you’ll realize your daily routine is filled with useless unproductive habits that are of no use at all.
Consciously replacing useless habits is a dedicated work, like weeding a garden. Make a list of such habits with the ones you want to incorporate. Every time your system will have a craving for the old habit, become aware of it, and do a positive action instead.

With these simple tips, I’m sure you’ll be facing no problem while creating new habits for yourself. With that said, what are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose, so why not go and set those reminders right away!

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About the Author: Natalie Jean

Natalie Jean's love of yoga, meditation & wellness continues to inspire her travels around the world.