Choosing New Habits for Different Areas of Your Life
When you’re busy creating new habits to improve your life, remember that you can have a new habit for different areas of your life. For example, you don’t have to be restricted to just healthier eating habits or just regular daily habits. There are many different types of habits that will benefit you greatly.
Where are You Falling Behind?
Before creating your first new habit, think of where in your life you’re falling behind. Consider an area of your life where you don’t focus as much attention as you do on other areas of your life. Most people have at least one. Maybe you work hard, but neglect your health. Or perhaps you eat very healthy, but you have trouble saving money. Maybe you don’t get enough sleep because you always get distracted at night.
This simple exercise can tell you what areas need improving first before moving on to other habits.
What Do You Complain About the Most?
Another way to figure out where you should focus your new habits is based on what you tend to complain about. Think about the last time you complained to someone or yourself about what isn’t going your way, or what isn’t working in your life.
Do you complain that you are always late to work? What about the fact that your bills are late or your clothes don’t fit? Are you frustrated because you never have enough time to get everything done? This is another simple exercise that can help guide where you should focus your new healthy habits.
Choosing Your New Habits
Remember that even if you come up with a list of new habits you want to incorporate into your life, you still want to start with just one at a time. Even if you have five small habits leading up to the same end result, you want to start with just one of them before moving on to the next. This will help you to build confidence with your ability to develop new habits and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.
How will you know it’s time to develop a new habit? When the last habit you created is part of your routine and something you don’t even have to think about anymore. That is when you will know you are ready for the next habit.
Every one of us has habits each day of our life, even if we don’t realize it. Habits aren’t something we constantly think about. Consider your cup of coffee in the morning or the way you drive to work. What you want to do now is create a new habit that will further improve your health and your life.
Are You Ready to Start Making Positive Changes?
This June we’re focusing on healthy habits and self-care over in my women’s wellness group on Facebook. Every week I share tips and techniques to help my community reduce stress and live more mindfully so they can cultivate more balance in their lives – mind, body, and spirit.
If you’d like to join our fun, friendly, and supportive community and start making positive changes in your life, join us today!