Habits make us who we are. Ifyou are happy, calm, healthy, balanced, independent and fortunate, then you donot need to change your habits.
Otherwise getting rid of defeatist habitsshould become one of your priorities. Habits are controlledby signals – these are triggers or signals that direct you to act in a certainway. To form a new habit, you need to create a trigger – something thatyour next step will tell.
And sometimes it is very difficult for us to stick tonew habits, but we stick to it. What are the triggers that make new habits stick?1- Environment When you see chips in your kitchen you justgrab it and start eating. So environment plays the important location to formor to stick to your habit. So if you want to change something about yourselfthen change the location. Hide all unhealthy things of your house in the uppershelves of the kitchen. Decide the location in your gym from where you canstart your workout, it works as a trigger for you to do workout.
2- Mental statusOur many habits are related to our mentalstatus for example, we go to shopping when we are not feeling good, or hadfight; we eat junk food when we are depressed. Try to use your mental status toform good habits. Control your feelings and help yourself to stick to yourhabits. 3- Surrounding peoplePeople around plays the most important rolewhen you are trying to form a new habit. For example if you are avoiding thejunk food, but your friends are forcing you to eat just 1 burger, you can’t sayno, so you eat.
So, it’s important that people around you should be supportingyou to stick to your habit. 4- RewardsRewards can also acts as a trigger for you.Promise yourself that after completing certain task you will give yourself thatyou want. For example- if you areworking out for more than a month avoiding all the junk, sweet food then at theend of the month reward yourself, allow yourself to eat your favoritechocolate. Rewards will keep you moving and in greed of reward you will finishyour task fast and with more dedication.
5- RecordsIf you are working hard to achieve somethingthen you should keep record of your moves. And before starting your next day,read the last day records, it will make you feel motivated, because success andpositive results acts as stimulant to move forward. If it is something negativethen don’t feel sad, just think that you have to work more to achieve yourgoal.