Some TIPS to LEAVE BAD HABITS in new year Some tips to leave bad habits in new year
WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE, THEN, IS NOT AN ACT BUT HABIT. ARISTOTLE Sunday slides from sandeep
We are recognized for our distinct set of behaviors. More precisely for our course of actions or attitudes we exhibit in our day to day life. Thus our character is a composite of our habits. “ Sow a thought, reap an action, sow an action, reap a habit, sow a character, reap a destiny.” the maxim goes.
And we can’t deny that our habits are the most powerful factors that govern our life. They are consistent, often flows in our unconscious patterns, define our character & produce our effectiveness – or ineffectiveness. They influence a tremendous gravity pull – more than most people realize or world admit. Sunday slides from sandeep
Small wonder some people glide effortlessly onwards & upwards at work, and so in life. They excel because of their distinguished & dignified habits. Reflected as an amalgam of their knowledge, skill & desire. Knowledge is the theoretical paradigm, the what to do, and the why. Skill is the how to do. And desire is the motivation, the want to do.
Tips for Breaking Bad Habits and Developing Good Habits Most of life is habitual. You do the same things you did yesterday, the day before and every day for the last month. Habits, good or bad, make you who you are. The key is controlling them. If you know how to change your habits, then even a small effort can create big changes. Little changes that, when put on autopilot, can result in an improved quality of life.
Here are some tips to get you started: One Habit For 30 Days : You focus on one change for thirty days. After that time it has been sufficiently conditioned to become a habit. I’ve used this as the basis for most of my habit changes. It definitely works to sculpt the automatic programs that run in the background of your mind.
Replace Lost Needs : If you opened up your computer and started removing hardware, what would happen. Chances are your computer wouldn’t work. Similarly, you can’t just pull out habits without replacing the needs they fulfill. Giving up television might mean you need to find a new way to relax, socialize or get information.
One Habit at a Time : A month may seem like a long time to focus on only one change, but I’ve found trying to change more than a few habits at a time to be reckless. With just one habit change you can focus on making it really stick.
Balance Feedback The difference between long-term change and giving up on day 31 is the balance of feedback. If your change creates more pain in your life than joy, it is going to be hard to stick to. Don’t go to the gym if you hate it. Find diets, exercise, financial plans and work routines that are fun to follow and support you.
“ But” to Kill Bad Thoughts – Anytime you feel yourself thinking negatively about yourself, use the word “but” and point out positive aspects. “ I’m lousy at this job – but – if I keep at it I can probably improve.”
Write it Down – Don’t leave commitments in your brain. Write them on paper. This does two things. First, it creates clarity by defining in specific terms what your change means. Second, it keeps you committed since it is easy to dismiss a thought, but harder to dismiss a promise printed in front of you
30, 90, 365 – Most habits go through a series of checkpoints in terms of conditioning. The first is at thirty days. Here it doesn’t require willpower to continue your change, but problems might offset it. At ninety days any change should be neutral where running the habit is no more difficult than not running it. At one year it is generally harder not to run the habit than to continue with it. Be patient and run habits through the three checkpoints to make them stick.
Get Leverage – Give a buddy a hundred bucks with the condition to return it to you only when you’ve completed thirty days without fail. Make a public commitment to everyone you know that you’re going to stick with it. Offer yourself a reward if you make it a month. Anything to give yourself that extra push.
Keep it Simple – Your change should involve one or two rules, not a dozen. Exercising once per day for at least thirty minutes is easier to follow than exercising Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays with yoga the first day and mountain biking the third day, except when it is raining in which case you will do… Simple rules create habits, complex rules create headaches.
Consistency is Key – The point of a habit is that it doesn’t require thought. Variety may be the spice of life, but it doesn’t create habits. Make sure your habit is as consistent as possible and is repeated every day for thirty days. This will ensure a new habit is drilled in, instead of multiple habits loosely conditioned.
Experiment – You can’t know whether a different habit will work until you try it. Mix around with key habits until you find ones that suit you. Don’t try to follow habits because you should, but because you’ve tested them and they work in your life. Wish you a happy new year Sandeep chhaya