How much time do you really need to form a new habit??
The secret to REACHING your New Years Goals to to make small changes in your daily life.
If you change your daily habits, you can change your life!!
Based on a recent study, on average it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact.
There is no reason to get down on yourself if you try something for a few weeks and it doesn’t become a habit. It’s supposed to take longer than that! (This is why Most people give up on their New Years resolutions by Valentine’s Day)
The secret to reaching your goals is by making 1% changes that you can KEEP long term. For example, taking an afternoon walk, remembering your daily vitamins, going to bed 30 minutes earlier.
When you can make these 1% daily changes, you are much more likely to keep them long term and that is how you reach your long term goals!
Consistency isn’t sexy, but it works!
I say this all the time to my business partners! I say it so much, because it really is true. Consistency is the secret to winning. It is doing the same thing day after day that gets you closer to your goal. It is in the daily process.
If you want to be healthier… it starts with making healthy choices not just one day, but day after day.
You don’t have to be perfect.
Making a mistake once or twice has no measurable impact on your long-term habits. This is why you should treat failure like a scientist, give yourself permission to make mistakes, and develop strategies for getting back on track quickly. Failing brings you closer to your success.
Embracing longer timelines actually help us realize that habits are a process and not an event. All of the “21 Days” hype can make it really easy to think, “Oh, I’ll just do this and it’ll be done.” But habits never work that way. You have to embrace the process. You have to commit to a system.
1% changes are what makes the BIGGEST long term impact.
What are small changes you can start adding into your life that can help you reach your long term goals?
P.S. I’ve just started a 90 day challenge now that I’m home from family visits! If you would like to do it with me click here!