Reforming Habits & Creating Consistency Again
Life is busy. Busyness is good because it shows we’re getting things done, but often our routines and habits can suffer.
Sometimes that’s no big deal. Certain habits can fall by the way side and not be picked up for a while. But there are probably some crucial habits that you want to be doing (or were doing) and you need help bringing them back.
This episode is all about getting those habits back and strategies to help them stick. We’ve all done it, so this episode is here to help you reboot your habits.
“Everything you need to do in this life, in this world, is already inside of you. Habits and consistency are just a way to have that come out. To help you really flourish in this world.”
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In this episode Avani talks about:
- The reason habits are important and what they can do for you day-to-day.
- Why you shouldn’t get defeated if your habits fall by the way side, or take some time off.
- How your habits affect your identity as a person.
1. Start small
Starting small gives you at least a starting point for continuing your habit. Even if you squeeze in whatever it is for a few minutes every day, it will give you the momentum and motivation to do it the next day and the next.
2. Stack the habit
You probably already have a habit that you don’t break. Whether it’s combing your hair or brushing your teeth, there’s something you likely do most days without fail. Use these habits as a way to kick-start other habits. Block some time right before or right after, or during (like a shower) to get these other habits back on track.
3. Be accountable to other people
Work with friends or family to do habits together or use them as accountability. If other people are relying on you to do something or at least expecting that they will hear about it, you’re more likely to do it.
4. Remind yourself who you want to be
It’s easier to form a habit when you change your identity. If you want to reform a habit, think about yourself actively as a person who does that habit and then those actions will feel tied to your identity as a person and be easier to do.
5. Know Your Why
You need to be able to understand why you are doing your habits. Don’t do anything “just because”. Really understand the outcomes of your habits and the impact they have on your life.