Maybe there is a better way? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the difference between setting habits and making New Year’s resolutions. I used to be all about the resolutions at the start of the year, but I’ve realised that setting habits is a much better approach.
🤔 Why forming habits is better to New Year’s resolutions?
First of all, resolutions often feel like an all-or-nothing proposition. If you don’t stick to your resolution perfectly, it can be easy to feel like you’ve failed and given up altogether.
🔥 But habits are different.
They’re small, consistent actions that you can build on over time. It’s okay if you slip up occasionally because the overall goal is to create a lasting change in your behaviour.
Another reason I prefer habits over resolutions is because they’re easier to stick to. Instead of trying to overhaul your life in one go, habits allow you to make small changes that you can gradually build upon.
You’re more likely to stick to your new habits because they don’t feel overwhelming.
🚀 How to start?
So, how do you go about setting habits?
Here are a few tips that have worked for me:
📌 Start small
- Start small. Don’t try to change too many things at once. Instead, pick one habit that you want to focus on and work on that. Once you’ve mastered that habit, you can move on to the next one.
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📌 Make it easy
- Make it easy. Choose a habit that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. For example, if you want to start exercising more, choose a habit you can do at home without special equipment.
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📌 Track your progress
- Track your progress. Use a calendar or app to track your progress and hold yourself accountable. It will help you see how far you’ve come and keep you motivated.
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In short, setting habits is a better idea than New Year’s resolutions because they’re easier to stick to, and they allow you to make lasting changes in your behaviour. Give it a try and see how it works for you!
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