Who doesn’t love the fresh start of a new year? It’s the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button on your life. However, we all know that implementing a whole set of habits is easier said than done. This is where the power of micro habits comes in and will help you maintain those changes you want to make in 2021.
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Change your life in 2021 with micro habits
The biggest mistake when making new habits is taking on too much at once. If your expectations are unrealistic, you will make it extremely difficult for yourself to succeed. Think about the time that you can make for your habits even if you have a lot of other things going on. The more you plan for your worst case scenario in regards to free time, the less likely you are going to fail. Must read: This is why you fail to achieve your goals.
The power of micro habits
By utilising micro habits in your daily routine, you are increasing your ability to actually achieve what you set out to do. The progress may seem minimal on a daily basis, however, added up over a long period of time, you will have achieved a lot. More than if you set up an unrealistic routine to then quit a little bit further on anyway. Be patient and watch your progress move along gradually. It will pay off in the long run.
No More Excuses
I saw the above illustration on TheBusinessHacks Instagram and it got me thinking about habits in a completely different way. How many times have you been put off of doing something because you think you don’t have time. Or you are feeling LAZY? Micro habits will make it very difficult for you to make an excuse as to why you cannot do something. It will show that your self-discipline is the problem.
Something is better than nothing
The key here, is to make micro habits work for you. Test a couple of weeks trying different routines and see which works best. If you find that you struggle, reduce the number of times per day or the amount of time. Reading for 15 minutes is going to be better than doing nothing at all. The same goes for exercise, start yourself off with a 10/15min HIIT workout. I am pretty sure that over time your endurance will increase and you will want to do more. Exercise does make you feel good after all!