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Let’s face it humans are creatures of habit. We like to do the same thing on a daily basis and when something gets in the way of our daily routine it throws a wrench in our day. Typically people wake up at the same time, brush their teeth and get ready in the same order day to day. So it makes sense why it is hard for people to create a new habit because again, it “throws a wrench” into that daily routine. The big question now is how to create a healthy habit that you can stick with? Take a look below!

1. Make a list of your things you want to change

Create a list of things that you have in mind about what you want to change. Let’s face it, it is extremely hard to make a bunch of changes all at once. Creating a list will help ensure to prioritize which goals should be implemented first. I personally would recommend starting to implement small changes in creating new habits. This way the changes aren’t so overwhelming and can increase likelihood of achieving that goal. Now achieving a goal is one thing but turning that change into a habit is another. It takes 18 days or longer for a person to create a new habit.

Let’s take a look at a list of goals, prioritize them, and to start with the simplest goal. This will be based on me individually and what goals I would consider challenging to complete.

For example here is a list of goals:

  • drinking water
  • increasing hours of sleep
  • eating more vegetables a day (5 servings)
  • implementing 30-45 minutes of exercise per day

Prioritizing them into which will be easy to implement first

1. Drinking water
2. Eating more vegetable per day (5 servings)
3. Increasing hours of sleep
4. Implementing 30-45 minutes of exercise per day

Keep in mind that if I start to drink water on a consistent basis for a week, it doesn’t mean that I created a habit of it. Oftentimes people rush into the next goal they want to achieve and then slowly let the first goal fade away and possibly eventually stops implementing it. So never try to rush creating habits, because even though it may take longer it will help in the long run!

3. Implement your goal / “new habit” every day

This may seem kind of an obvious thing to do in order to create a habit, but it can be pretty difficult. It can simply come down to not remembering to implement that new goal you set in place. From a day to day life can get busy and it is easy to put the new goal on the side burner when things get hectic. However, there are things that you can do in order to make sure you are implementing your new goal / habit on a day-to-day basis, check out below.

you set in place. From a day to day life can get busy and it is easy to put the new goal on the side burner when things get hectic. However, there are things that you can do in order to make sure you are implementing your new goal / habit on a day-to-day basis, check out below.

My goal is to drink 120 oz of water a day

1. Set an alarm on your phone

For example: if my goal is to drink 60 oz of water by 12:00 PM then I am going to set an alarm for 12 :00 PM with a note stating: Drinking 60 oz?

2. Measure out my water bottle and see how many times I would need to fill it to reach 120 oz.

If I need to refill my water bottle 3 times then I am going to put 3 rubber bands around my water bottle or around my wrist. Each time that I am done with the water bottle and need to refill I take a rubber band off.

2. Measure out my water bottle and see how many times I would need to fill it to reach 120 oz.

If I need to refill my water bottle 3 times then I am going to put 3 rubber bands around my water bottle or around my wrist. Each time that I am done with the water bottle and need to refill I take a rubber band off.

3. Track on FTF app.

In the app you can track water by how many cups you are drinking. Keep in mind there are 8 oz in a cup.. If you don’t use a big water bottle and use the smaller 16 oz size that is 2 cups. So after finishing a 16 oz water bottle or glass of water you can check off 2 glasses of water within the app. In the app you have a goal of how many cups of water to drink and therefore you can see how close you are to completing your goal.

If my goal is to eat 5 servings of veggies a day

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  • https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/18/well/mind/how-to-build-healthy-habits.html