As Aristotle said:
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
I read tons of articles, books and posts from people who tell you to start small and make it fun.
I call bullshit getting rid off bad habits isn’t fun nor will it change or make you a better and stronger person if it’s fun and easy. Nothing great comes with ease.
If you really want to get shit done and you are ready for a challenge then do it this way.
Changing your Habits? How?
Do it Daily
Consistency is critical if you want to make a habit stick. If you want to start exercising, go to the gym every day for your first thirty days. No gym available? Then perform a home workout every single Day for example 100 push ups, 100 squats, and 100 sit ups. Doing a workout only once or twice per week will make it harder to form the habit because activities you only do once every few days are trickier to lock in as habits. You should hit the Gym at least 4 times per week and always at the exact same time to make it a routine.
Around two weeks into your commitment it can be easy to forget and it becomes easier to find excuses. Place reminders to execute your habit each day and remind yourself why you want to do this every single Day. If you lose time it defeats the purpose of setting a habit to begin with.
The more consistent your habit is, the easier it will be to stick. If you want to start exercising, try going at the same time, to the same place for
30 days. When things like time, day and place are the same every time it is easier to form the habit. A few examples you should always eat at the same time, go to the gym at the same time, work at the same time, take a walk, relax and go to bed at the same time.
You have to figure out when you are the most active and then build your activities around that for example I am the most productive in the morning from 5 am to 11 am that’s where I put in all the work, write blog posts, and figure out what I have to do for the rest of the day. After my productive time is over I relax a bit, take a walk, read, go out to meet some people, do some social media things and hit the gym. At night I am a bit more productive and focused again so that’s when I write more blog posts do some research and meditate to get ready for bed. That’s it and I do it every single day of course it may vary from time to time but overall this is my routine and I encourage you to build a routine like that as well.
Don’t expect all your attempts to change habits to be successful right off the bat. It took me several tries before I became as productive as I am now. Try your best, but expect a few bumps along the way and don’t beat yourself up because of it.
Restructure your environment so it won’t tempt you on your Journey to change your habits. Get rid of all the junk food from your house, cancel your TV subscription, delete your Porn folder and download a Blocker, whatever it is that could throw you off get rid of it.
Be aware of your surroundings
Spend more time and surround yourself with people who model and live the habits you want to mirror. A study found that if you are having a friend who becomes obese you were more likely to become obese, too.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn
Write it Down
A piece of paper with an intent on it isn’t that important. Writing the intent is. Writing makes your ideas more clear and focuses your attention on the end result.
Know the Benefits
Get to know the benefits of making a change. Get books that show the benefits of meditation and regular exercise. Notice all the changes in energy levels after you take on a healthy diet. Get better at your tasks by improving your study habits.
Know the Pain
You should also be aware of the consequences by not making a change at all. Expose yourself to realistic information about the downsides of not changing yourself because it will give you extra motivation to keep on going.
Do it For Yourself
Don’t let anyone interfere with what you set out to do.
Mold your habits towards your Vision and the things that Inspire you.
And always remember that guilt and empty resolutions are Worthless.
As always thanks for reading and until next time.
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