Establish One New Habit
You want to establish habits that are manageable and practical enough to get you closer to your goal. To jog your imagination, below are listed some suggestions of new ones to create:
• If you want to lose weight, commit to eating a low-calorie fruit or vegetable every meal.
• If you want to write a book, commit to writing 15 minutes or more each day.
• If you want a new job or want to move up in the company, commit to at least 15 minutes a day to developing the skills you’ll need.
• If you want to start your own business, commit to a minimum of 15 minutes a day working on developing a business plan (website content, creating inventory for future sales, researching the steps for a start-up, etc.).
Celebrate every time you use your new habit by putting a smiley face on your calendar, reporting in to your accountability partner, or marking your success in an online forum or support website.
If you miss a day, reaffirm your commitment to the action and goal and keep going. If you don’t take the scheduled action for three or more days, you need to give some serious thought about your desire to reach your goal. Was it scheduled for the wrong time of day? Was it as important to your achievement as you originally thought? Is the goal really something you want to commit to?
I chose daily meditation as my new habit. Its going well, I’ve probably missed one day but have been really consistent.
I’ve played around with using meditation music, guided meditation and just stillness/silence. I’m trying to work out what works best for me and have a feeling it may depend on my mood. I’ve had some great experiences with meditation in the past and I’m really trying to tap into that feeling on a daily basis!
For 1 year…52 weeks, I will keep track of my goals and follow the exercises from the book 52 Mondays: The One Year Path To Outrageous Success & Lifelong Happiness. Follow my journey…better yet – JOIN ME!