Do you find yourself stuck in the daily routine where everything seems to be working on an auto-pilot and you hardly get any time for yourself. You tell yourself that it’s time to bring the change and successfully start a new routine where you can do the things that you always wanted to do. But, within a few days you are back to your old routine and you have no clue what went wrong.
This happens to almost all of us. We all know how to make a routine but we fail when it comes to sticking to it. It is said that on an average, a person takes 66 days to form a new habit. Don’t be disheartened when you fail to master your new behavior for a couple of weeks. The key here is to start small.
Sticking to a routine often works best when we set 2 goals. Short Term and Long Term. First let’s decide, what is it exactly that we want to incorporate in your routine. Walking daily, losing weight, eating healthier, starting a new business, reading a book, creating an art, you get the drill!
Once we have decided that, we have to gradually start working towards it. We have to make small realistic daily goals. We can’t lose 20 pounds in 2 days, we can’t read 100 books in 1 week, we can’t become a Picasso in 1 month. The key purpose to start with small goals is that it gives us a sense of daily accomplishment.
This will motivate us to stick to our goal and in no time it will become our natural behavior. It won’t be easy initially but in a few days we will start seeing the results. It’s okay to make mistakes, but don’t give up. Your commitment is surely gonna pay off as consistency is the key no matter how small the step.
We can do it! come on..we got this!