Change is often a messy process. We are, after all, creatures of habit. But our habits can work for or against us. Once we instil a new habit and it becomes part of our daily routine, the majority of the hard work is behind us. The difficulty is that we often give up before we have given ourselves the best possible opportunity to change.
It’s now understood that it takes 66 days for a new habit to solidify, so be patient with the process and expect for your progress to have its ups and downs. Once you appreciate that you won’t effortlessly have a completely new routine you will ensure you persevere whilst trying to affect change.
When you come up against a roadblock, remind yourself that this is part of the course and to be expected. Simply resolve to keep trying and adjust your approach if necessary. For example, I have been trying to wake up at 5am. After several days of failing to wake up at 5, I realised that I needed to make preparations to go to bed earlier, so I adjusted my approach.
Above all, remember why you want to change and remind yourself whenever you are lacking resolve. Keep in mind the life you will have once you affect the change that you desire and you will maintain a strong reason to keep at it.
What changes would you like to make? Do you have any new habits you would like to adopt? Please share your thoughts in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.