Wellbeing Wednesday: Good Habits
January seemed to fly by and we’ve made it to February! We thought for this month’s Wellbeing Wednesday we’d focus on good habits, in particular how to make and stick to them.
Especially with 2020 being the year it was, many of you may have reflected and taken it upon yourself to have some New Year’s resolutions, but did you know that approximately 80% of resolutions fail?! If you’re in this category, don’t sweat it!
It’s important to first note that it’s all well and good wanting to begin better habits, but creating and executing are two different things. Let your actions speak louder than words – your consciousness has to change before your behaviour. A strong mindset and clear path to achieving your goals is a vital step before you set out on doing them.
If you’re planning to set some goals, don’t strive for a something big. Try starting out with smaller, more attainable goals and habits, or if your ‘big goal’ has multiple steps to achieving it, try splitting it into segments. Starting small and gaining momentum will make the jump less daunting and therefore more achievable! If you’re not sure where to start, try looking back at situations or times where you wish you could have done something better, or think about your passions and how you want to enhance them.
MAKE IT VISIBLE
Once you’ve outlined your goal(s), make sure to keep it somewhere where you’ll see it often. Having your goal visible will keep it at the top of your mind. We suggest adding a reminder on your phone, sticking up a note on the bathroom mirror or on your bedroom door. Or you can create a motivation mood board like below!
Sharing your goals and aspirations with friends and family is a great way to keep yourself on track. When you let others know, they’ll want you to achieve and therefore keep you motivated. Hey, maybe you have the same goal and can train/learn together!
Reflection is something we’ve mentioned before on a blog about gratitude. This is the same idea, but reflecting is a way to track your progress and motivate yourself. The best bit with this is looking back and seeing how far you’ve come.
Each time you’ve achieved a goal or continued with a good habit (no matter how big or small), make sure you treat yo’ self! Whether that’s a pat on the back or getting out with friends, rewarding yourself will encourage you to attain your goal and strive for new ones.