It is unrealistic to expect to change a list of habits overnight, this kind of thinking is what leads to disappointment and puts unrealistic pressure on you.
Research suggests that it can take anywhere from 21 days onward to create a new habit. Determining trigger that bring out poor habits and prepare yourself with positive action to replace poor ones, increases the likelihood of change.
5 areas to focus on when reframing your habits:
The best way to remain focused and keep your motivation high is to plan and monitor your progress. When you see progress, it builds your excitement and motivation to keep going. They key is to set yourself goals to keep you moving forward.
Specific: Exactly what are you going to achieve, put details or numbers around your goal
Measureable: There has to be a measurable target so you know when you reach your goal
Achieveable: Be sure your goal is something you want to achieve, be true to yourself
Realistic: There may be lots of things you want to achieve, it is important to be realistic about the goal you are focusing on at this point in time.
Time Frame: Set a date for when you want to achieve your goal as this gives a definitive point.
Evaluate: Once you have reached your timeframe it is important to evaluate your goal. If you don’t achieve your goal, don’t be discouraged. Look at the reasons why and set a new timeframe around your goal with this new knowledge.
Rewarded: Stay positive by focusing on the wins. When you set your goal you also set yourself a reward for reaching your goal.
Its important to determine the right goals for you and to keep you on track and feeling positive. Set 3 major goals you want to achieve right now, then break these bigger goals into smaller segments. Every week set yourself 2 tasks that will help work towards that bigger goal.
Our knowledgable trainers here at KMJ can help you to determine what it is you want to achieve, and develop a plan to help you get there.
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