1. Start small. Pick on new habit at a time and commit to it. Trying to change too many things at once is destined for failure.
2. Just 1min/day! Do your new habit (or the first part of your new habit) for one minute, every day. As the habit becomes more established, increase your time gradually. It’s better to set your routine and make small increments than go big and then bust.
3. Stack it. Complete your 1min right before another habit you’ve established that you enjoy. For example, if you like watching Netflix after dinner, do your 1 minute right before dinner, or right before Netflix. That way you associate completing your new healthy habit with being “rewarded”.
4. Track your progress. Most people need accountability to someone or something to stick to their healthy habits. Find an accountability partner, or create a tracking calendar where you mark off every day that you stick with your new routine.
Trust me, this works.
(Inspired by James Clear’s research on habit formation)