Good Habits Make A Lifestyle Transformation Simple For Your Best Life

Good Habits Make A Lifestyle Transformation Simple For Your Best Life

We all have habits and it seems to me that creating as malifestyle transformationny good habits as we can, will help transform you in ways that may not be clear at this moment! This is what I have found for sure to be true.

You’ve heard the saying – “You are the culmination of your habits.”

Regardless of whether or not you know what the right thing to do is… … Your daily habits — the things you do without even thinking about it, will ultimately define who you are and how your body looks and feels in each moment of the day!

Exercise is the perfect example of creating good habits.


Most people think they need to find the “secret to motivation” to stay consistent with exercise. When in reality…

There is no secret!

Motivation is an MYTH!

For example, even after decades of consistent training, most athletes are only motivated to workout about HALF the time.

If that!

In other words, it just happens automatically because they have built the good habit and ritual of exercise into their daily routine.

So whether they feel like it or not, they do it anyway.

Yes, you can use things like:

Accountability
Setting achievable goals
– Giving yourself rewards
– Creating deadlines or entering a contest
– Hiring a coach or trainer

….to build your daily good habits.

I know because I have tried all of these ideas, with some limited success. But they’ll never work permanently unless you know how to build them into your life as a habit and ritual. This is when the idea of good habits became the most powerful lifestyle transformation process for me.
Fortunately, there is a method used way back in 1949 by Donald Hebb, PhD from Harvard that’s been proven to work. It is powerful to find a method for your good habits to develop. And it might just change your life.

Read about it here: LINK 

Get Some Help – Simple Hacks To Help You Build Good Habits

No surprise that creating good habits isn’t easy. Here are six simple hacks that will make it a little easier. Use them until you’ve internalized the new habit and don’t need them anymore.

Schedule It And Put It On The To-Do List

Sometimes we forget to do that new thing we were trying. Maybe we forget that we’re supposed to be having eggs for breakfast instead of a stack of waffles, or that we need to get that daily walk in.

Schedule your new good habits or make them part of your daily to-do list until they become something you do automatically.

Make It Public and Be Accountable

Let family and friends know what new good habits you’re trying to establish. They will call you out if you don’t stick to your plan and get you back on track.

You may even go as far as sharing it publicly on Facebook or write a blog about your new journey. Knowing that others read it and know about it might be just enough to keep you going when you feel like throwing in the towel.

Piggyback On A Habit You Already Have

Whenever possible, add the new good habit to the one you already have. For example, if you fix a cup of tea or coffee at 4 pm, and you want to get in the habit of taking a daily walk, make the new ritual to go for your walk and then come back and enjoy your tea.

It’s much easier to amend an existing habit or ritual than creating an entirely new one.

Make Slipups Costly

Here’s a fun idea. Put a jar on the kitchen counter and each time you slip back into your bad habit or forget to stick to the new one you have to put five dollars in the jar. It will quickly help you remember to skip that sugary food and motivate you to go out for that walk. For extra motivation donate the money to charity at the end of the month or hand it over to your spouse to go spend on him or herself.

Find A Partner and Help Each Other Along

Find someone with the same or similar goal. This could be a workout partner or a diet buddy. Keep tabs on each other and encourage each other to keep going. It’s much harder to skip a walk if you know someone else is depending on you being there.

Make It A Group Challenge

If one accountability partner is good, a whole group is even better. And they don’t even need to be local. Find a supportive group online and challenge each other to stick to your new good habits for the next 30 days or so. Not wanting to be the first one to give up will keep all of you going until you establish that new habit.

Give these simple little hacks a try. Keep using the ones that you find helpful until you have made new good habits you can stick with without the help of any tools or support.

 

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You turn. How will you make good habits for life!

It would be great to hear how you create good habits in your life?

 

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6 thoughts on “Good Habits Make A Lifestyle Transformation Simple For Your Best Life

  1. Marjo

    I totally agree with you. I remember somewhere around college when I finally figured out why I kept getting bad grades. It all boiled down to study habits. I learned that it’s pretty much the same in life, the things we do or want to be good at really boils down to our habits and deliberate practice. Great post.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Such huge learning at a young age! Thanks for sharing and connecting.

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  2. Patrick

    Hey Wendy,
    This is perfectly put. Habit is such a powerful thing to cultivate. I wish I knew how to form them. I have tried to do a lot of stuff to get into the habit of meeting deadlines, but nothing seems to work.

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