Happy New Year!!! We made it to 2021. Hopefully, you’ve already given some thought to a few things you would like to change in the upcoming year. Whether it’s eating better, working out, getting a new job, or anything else to live your best life, today is the day we get started.
The thing about New Year’s resolutions is that they’re easy to state but challenging to keep. According to discoverhappyhabits.com, only 7% of people stuck to all their resolutions, while 19% kept at least one. A whopping 25% of people don’t make it past the first week before dropping or altering their resolutions.
To successfully change a habit and keep a resolution, you need a plan. When making your plan, keep these basic ideas in mind:
- Have a realistic goal and start small.
- Track your progress.
- Concentrate on one or two resolutions.
Let’s get started!
Why habit change is difficult
To change a habit or begin a new healthy one requires a sort of rewiring of our biology and psychology. Most of our habits are subconscious, and shifting them towards awareness is the first step to success.
Think about the things you do every day, like driving or typing. You had to concentrate when learning these tasks, but now you perform them on autopilot. Remember how you had to think before every keystroke or check your mirrors twice with your hands at 10 and 2?
The same biological process must take place to rid yourself of a particular behavior or acquire a new habit. You must remain conscious of your resolution for it to stick.
The psychology of a bad habit often makes it hard to kill. Maybe it’s peeking into the refrigerator every time you walk past or taking a nap while you watch TV after work. These can be triggers for your habit.
To help stop a bad habit, avoid the triggering action. Start a new habit by creating a trigger or reward system. If you want to exercise more, keep your workout clothes in the car and head to the gym straight after work. Start a food journal, so every snack decision becomes conscious and trackable.
Identifying triggers and using them to your advantage enables your resolution to become a reality.
The effects of your habits
The most overlooked aspect of habits is understanding how they affect your life. Do you eat because you’re bored, bite your nails when nervous, or sleep when stressed? Many of the habits we wish to change are in response to other areas that may need addressing.
Failing to understand why you do something makes it nearly impossible to change. Finding your “why” isn’t always obvious.
You may think you stay in that job you hate because of money, but maybe the fear of change is more significant than your current circumstance. Your unhappiness at work could be at the root of many of the habits you wish to change.
Investigate your habits below the surface to discover their origin. Fix the underlying problem, and a few of your other unhealthy habits might disappear too.
Picture your change
Imagine the impact of your intended habit change and how it could lead to living your best life. Now picture your life without this transformation. Visualizing both sides of the coin helps motivate you towards your goal.
What will your life be like if you break a few bad habits and develop a new, healthy lifestyle? If we’re talking about resolutions, how would learning to speak a new language or play an instrument improve your life?
A New Year’s resolution isn’t a dream like winning the lottery. A resolution is achievable but requires that you take action.
What’s your resolution?
Whatever you decide to make possible in the new year, the key is action. There’s never going to be a perfect time to train for a marathon, start a new business, lose weight, or quit smoking.
All change involves perseverance. If it were easy, you would’ve done it already!
“Your favorite athlete’s first workout was just as bad as yours. Your favorite chef’s first meal was just as bad as yours. Your favorite artist’s first work was just as bad as yours. Keep going.”
– James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits.”
The #1 Resolution
A 2017 study at Stockholm University found that 70% of resolutions fall into the “physical health” category. Coming in a distant second, at 10%, was “self-improvement.”
Physical health begins by eating right, getting some exercise, and using supplements. When it comes to the health “down there,” not all resolutions need to be complicated.
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Take care, even down there.
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