The secret of your success is found in your daily routine."
The reason people fail to change their lives and fail to install new habits is that they try to do too much at once. They bite off more than they can chew.
In other words.....if you new habit requires more willpower than you can muster up, you will fail. If you new habit requires less willpower than you can muster, you will succeed.
Is there anything more important than your habits? Not really. Habits form about 45% of our total behavior and these are behaviors that we repeat frequently. Habits are your foundation and if this foundation is weak, you probably won't be happy with your life.
How can we change this?
By installing some smaller habits or mini-habits.
Shrink everything down to bite-size portions. If you make the new habits smaller, you will immediately get the feeling that you can handle it and then the great thing happens.....you will take action because you feel capable of doing it.
Remove the pressure and the expectations.
Once you start, you will find that good things will happen.
Do 5 push-ups
Meditate for one minute
Walk outside for 10 minutes
Read for 5 minutes
Drink one glass of water
Write 25-30 words in your journal
Do yoga for 5 minutes
Eat one fruit every day
Small steps can lead to big changes!
Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach