How many times have you set some goals but end up not achieving them?
Experts suggest that habits are responsible for the 40 percent of our total behaviors at any day. As moms, learning ways on how to form new habits is very important if you want to see progress in your daily tasks, health, happiness, and your life. But the numerous information is not so easy to ponder sometimes. Breaking things down in a simple way is the key. Because once you figure out how to build a new habit, your success can become a series of daily actions. Here’s how:
- Set Goals
Habit is formed through a long process and requires continuous coaching and implementation. You have to set some expectations and stay focused. Once you established your goal, break it into smaller and more realistic outcomes. Creating benchmarks will help you deal with your expectations that can also increase the chances of forming a habit. Keep every habit reasonable in order to keep your momentum and make the behavior easier to fulfill.
- Choose a Goal-Oriented Behavior
Think of a goal-oriented habit and figure out the rationale for how it supports your goal. Focus on a single and simple habit that can lead to a change in behavior.
- Form Signs and Reward
Establish some likely sign that can trigger a behavior. These could be in the form of:
- A reminder alarm
- Setting a schedule of water consumption
- Having a water bottle next to a laptop
To reinforce the behavior, there should be a reward, The more the reward appears motivating, the more likely you will engage in the behavior.
- Remove Disruptors
Disruptor is anything that slows down or prevents the desired outcomes. Some people use disruptors as reasons for not completing a new behavior. Those disruptors should be identified to overcome stumbling blocks even before they happen. Think of a potential disruptor and form an action plan to remove it.
- Be Patient
You are more likely to achieve progress if you are patient and consistent. If you are adding more tasks to your daily household chores, you should consider starting with fewer than you can handle. Patience is very important. Do only the things that you can sustain.
Even top performers commit errors. But they get off track like everyone else. Their only difference is how fast they get back on track. Experts suggest that missing a habit once will have no measurable impact on the long-term progress. Don’t try to be perfect. Although you must not expect yourself to fail, you must also plan for failure. Try to figure out the things that can keep your habit from completely happening. Consider the things that you think have the potential to get in your way. Think of those daily emergencies that may pull you off course. What are your plans for it? How can you continue your work when these are around? How fast can you bounce back from these and get back on track?
Forming new habits should be easy especially in the beginning. Stay consistent and keep on increasing your habit until it gets hard and fast enough. Remember: it’s all a process.