How to Build Good Habits .

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad

If you're looking for some simple tips on how to build good habits and break bad ones, take a look at this blog post!








How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad


Change is something I believe anybody can accomplish if they’re willing to put the work in, and they’re actually willing to do what it takes in order to improve their lives in one way or another.


Many people have this preconceived notion, that you are who you are, and who you are has been determined since you were born -but that’s not true. In fact, so many of the world’s most successful people have proven time and time again just how untrue this statement is.


Believe it or not, the amount of success you see in your life -whether it’s in your career, wealth, health, or even your happiness - all comes down to building good habits.


In this article, I’m going to discuss just how powerful building good habits can be, and provide you with an action plan on how to build good habits and break bad ones.


So, are you ready to level up? Let’s dive right in.


The Power of Good Habits


Have you ever learned to play a sport or gained a new personal interest? If so, you’ll already know just how satisfying it can feel to reach one of your goals. Not only did you learn something new, but you changed yourself for the better. That’s an empowering thought, right?


Behind many of life’s positive changes, lie undeniably good habits. It all comes down to your repeated actions. For instance, when you decide to wake up and exercise for at least 45 minutes every morning - this helps you to build the change you want to see in your life.


The thing about habits is, you’re not only motivated by the goals you set out. In fact, once you’ve decided upon a goal, you’re now motivated by your motivation. I know, it sounds a bit silly, but you become so motivated by the habits you have set up to reach your goal, rather than just the goal itself, that you’re bound to achieve them.


And that, my friends, is the power of good habits.


So, how do we start building good habits and breaking bad habits? Well, let’s find out.

How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad


The Smallest Habit Can Have the Biggest Effect


It’s true, the smallest habits can have the most profound effect on your life. When you make small changes, over the long haul, it creates a huge impact. You may not even notice it, but you made that small change, you saw it through - and now your life is completely different. While most people tend to stop as the day-by-day change is so small, it's so important to be patient. Be confident in the direction that you’re going, and just keep moving forward.


Create Habit Cues that are Hard to Miss


What do you do when your phone rings? Well, you instantly pick it up, right? It’s your automated response, and it’s a cue that’s hard to miss. It’s always there, that’s why we have formed a habit around it. Now that you can see just how important a hard-to-miss cue is, what cue have you implemented into your life to help build healthy habits, or to break bad habits?


One of the easiest things you can do, is change your surroundings. Change the environment you’re in to encourage healthier habits. If you want to learn a new instrument, put it in the middle of your room. If you’re trying to eat better, remove the unhealthy items out of your kitchen, and replace them with nourishing fruit and vegetables. Change your surroundings, change your environment to support your good habits.


Develop Self-Discipline


Studies show that it can take an average of 66 days to form a new habit. Building good habits and breaking bad habits isn’t something that happens overnight. This is exactly why developing a strong sense of self-discipline is essential. One way to stick with new habits is to create a visual representation of what you’re looking to achieve. Something that reminds you why this new positive habit is so important to you. This can be just what you need to get motivated on days when your enthusiasm is waning.


Make Your Habit Immediately Satisfying


Last but not least, if you struggle with self-discipline, then making your habit immediately satisfying may just be exactly what you need. When you’re pursuing habits with a delayed return, try to find ways to attach some immediate gratification to them. Use immediate gratification to your advantage.


Share the Love of Good Habits!


Why succeed alone, when you can succeed together? There’s no better way to achieve your goals, than to have the support of the people you love. Share this article with your friends and family, and let’s start a good habit movement together!


Better yet, why not share this fun infographic with them to pique their interest?


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