Taking control of my daily routines helps me to take control of my life.
I remember my purpose. I focus on the main reasons why I want to change. I live intentionally. I make deliberate choices rather than operating on autopilot.
I create specific goals. I write my strategies down in clear and simple language.
I develop substitutes and alternatives. Replacing a habit is easier than stopping one. I eat a piece of fruit after dinner rather than a slice of cake. I study a foreign language during the hours when I usually watch TV.
I surround myself with support. I ask my family and friends for encouragement and assistance. Sharing my goals helps me to feel more accountable.
I change my environment. I am more likely to jog in the morning if I put my running shoes by my front door.
I start small. Tiny changes add up to big victories. Putting aside a small percentage from each paycheck helps me to start saving for retirement or buying a new home.
I give myself rewards. I celebrate my progress by buying a new outfit or listening to my favorite songs.
I plan for relapses. I forgive myself for occasional slip ups. I concentrate on getting back on track.
Today, I make a new start. I drop the habits that could hold me back and develop healthier routines. I enjoy more happiness and success.
- How can I become more aware of habits that I might want to abandon?
- How can changing my habits change my life?
- Why do patterns grow stronger over time?