Choosing New Habits for Different Aspects of Your Life
When you are busy creating new habits to improve your life, remember that you can have a new habit for each area of your life. You don’t have to be restricted to just healthy habits or just regular daily habits. There are many different types of habits that will benefit you greatly.
Where are You Falling Behind?
Before creating your first new habit, think of where in your life you are falling behind. This doesn’t mean you are an outright failure, but just an area of your life where you don’t focus as much attention as the other areas of your life. Most people have at least one. This might mean you work hard, but neglect your health. Or you eat very healthy, but you have trouble saving money. Maybe you don’t get enough sleep because you are always distracted at night. You feel you have loads of energy, but you drink several cups of coffee, sugary foods and beverages, you snack all day.
This can tell you what areas need improving first before moving on to other habits.
What do You Complain About the Most?
Another way to figure out where your new habits should start is based on what you tend to complain about.
Think about the last time you complained to someone or yourself about what isn’t going your way, or what isn’t working in your life. Do you complain that you are always late to work? What about the fact that your bills are late or your clothes don’t fit? Are you frustrated because you never have enough time to get everything done? These are good signs of where your habits should start.
Choosing Your New Habits
Remember that even if you come up with a list of new habits to form in your life, you still want to start with just one at a time.
Even if you have 5 small habits all for the same end result, you want to start with just one of them before moving on to the next.
How do you know it is time to develop a new habit? When the last one you created is something you don’t even have to think about anymore. That is when you know you are ready for the next habit.
Everyone has habits each day of their life, even if you don’t realize it. They aren’t always something you constantly think about. It might be your cup of coffee in the morning or the way you drive to work. What you want to do now is create new habits that will further improve your health and your life.
We are approaching a great time of the year to reflect, assess, and adjust our priorities and goals that you established for the year. And if you didn’t do this exercise in the beginning of the year, it’s OK. You can take action RIGHT NOW.
I encourage you to clear space and make time for this exercise—whether it’s a half-year review or the beginning of your plan. You deserve it.
Grab a pen and paper or marker for your whiteboard. Write the answers to the questions above down. And feel free to add whatever else comes to your mind.
Get this ‘stuff’ out of your head. Write them down. Step away for a few hours or a day. Get back to it. Has anything popped up in your mind? Write it down.
You and I must know where we stand before we add, adjust, eliminate, and grow.
I will wrap up today’s episode with another saying by John Maxwell..
Priorities not adjusted overtime become wrong priorities.
If you’ve listened up to this point, let me give you a hint of what’s coming ahead for this mini-series.
We will discuss healthy habits you can start asap, types of habits to improve your life, why do want to create new habits, and much more. Plus, I will give you access to my awesome Habits Checklist eBook.
Let me know if you have questions or comments. Check out the show notes for ways to reach me. Thank you for listening, for leaving us a rating, and for sharing the episode with other awesome people like you.
Make an awesome day. Tchau, tchau.