Habits are a tricky part of our lives. It is easy to develop and stick with bad habits and difficult to form lasting healthy ones. While it may feel hard to create strong, healthy habits, it is crucial to do so when working to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Forming your own good habits and behaviors can help drive healthy change and help you achieve the lasting results you desire, as you are on your journey to optimal health and wellness. Here are some tips to help you create solid and attainable habits, as we enter the new year:
- Start a new, healthier habit. Stopping a previous bad habit is a great start, but swapping it with a new, healthy one is even better. Practicing this new behavior will help fill the void of the old habit and ease any temptations to revert back.
- Be mindful. Changing habits often requires mindfulness. Make sure that you are aware of why you want to start a new habit so that your mind becomes informed and motivated to make this change.
- Practice patience. On average, creating a new habit takes over two months of consistent behavior. So don’t get discouraged if you miss a day with your new habit after a week or two. This is natural! Do your best to stay committed to your new behavior, and before you know it, this practice will be a part of your routine without a second thought.
Ask me, your Independent OPTAVIA Coach, for guidance and direction when creating your new habits on your journey towards Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time.