Build Positive Habits in Three Easy Steps

Build Positive Habits in Three Easy Steps

Build Positive Habits in Three Easy Steps

When you establish good habits in your life, you can have the life of your dreams. You can have your ideal career; attract the friends and relationships you want and experience wonderful well-being. If your life is out of balance now, just visualize how you really want to live. Build positive habits to put you on a good path to achieve your best life.

A strong motivation to change your life can be the starting point to install effective habits effortlessly. When you are in alignment with the changes, you are happy and inspired to make them a success.

Positive habits become part of your daily life.  Sadly, you may have had nobody in your early life to teach you a consistent method on how to make good habits.

Here are three easy ideas to help you.

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Follow these suggestions to make habits that last.

1.      Identify the habit you wish to make

Be truly clear about what you wish to achieve. For example, people often decide they wish to eat healthily. This is too vague. A better way to state this idea is to have a specific goal or target.  For example, you can decide to eat two cups of raw or cooked vegetables at lunch each day.  Now you have a definite goal and can track this new behavior in a food diary/journal.

  • Be clear on the habit you need to make, regardless of whether it’s walking 30 minutes every day or meditating for 10 minutes in the morning before getting up. It ought to be evident to you before the day’s over whether you’ve done it or not.

2.      List the advantages of that habit.

Why would you like to make this new behavior? What benefits are you receiving in return? Persuade yourself that this merits your time and exertion. Feel motivated and inspired to do this new habit regularly.

  • Habits can be trying to make, so know the positive upsides of your new behavior. It will encourage you to stick to doing the new habit even when you don’t feel like doing it.

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3.      Determine the best time to start doing your new habit

Choose the same time each day if it’s to be a daily habit. Does it bode well to do your new routine in the first part of the day? Around evening time? During your mid-day break? On the off chance that you wear a suit or a dress to work, performing 100 squats at the workplace may be badly designed. Pick a convenient time of day.  Make it something you want to do.

Make it simple to practice the new routine. In case you will go running each morning, have your running garments and other apparatus directly by your bed. Set yourself up for success.  Start little and develop from that point. Be consistent and start seeing success.

You must stay focused to achieve this.  Go here to read my recent blog post about keeping focused.

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3 Tips to Help You Focus

3 Tips to Help You Focus

Losing Focus? 3 Tips to Help You Focus & Get on Track

We all have days when it’s hard to stay on track and stay focused. It’s not an easy task sometimes. Here are three easy ways you can get back in the right direction when you’re losing focus.

Stay focused to help you focus

Pick One Task to Help You Focus

Do you try to do too many things at the same time? Focus on one straightforward task, accomplish that, and then start on the next task. Put on your mental blinders and get it done. Doing this usually brings your focus right back. After you have completed a few tasks, you’ll notice that you can multitask if the need arises.

Overall, plan to start your day with a little preparation and divide your work into chunks that you can accomplish one at a time. Ignore the impulse to multi-task. This can make you feel like you are being industrious and making a lot of progress. However, studies show that you’ll focus better with better productivity by tackling one task at a time.

Review and Reassess

Are you unable to focus because you get distracted at times? This minimizes your success in getting your task at hand done. Pause for a minute to assess what you’re doing. What is the problem? Do you lack enthusiasm for what you are doing or did you not sleep well the night before? Maybe you have a headache or don’t feel well. Once you know what’s causing you to lose focus, you can deal with it. Use these tips to help you focus.

  • Put yourself in distraction-free mode.
  • Monitor your mind wandering
  • Plan for time away from your desk

Staying focused to help you focus

Work In Shorter Bursts And Take Breaks

Some days you just can’t focus as well or for as long as you usually do and that’s OK. No matter what the reason, accept it and find a way to deal with it. One way to do this effectively is to work in shorter bursts and take more frequent breaks. If you’re used to working highly focused in 45-minute chunks of time, break it down into 15-minute bursts instead. Get out your timer, set it for 15 minutes and get to work. When the timer goes off, give yourself permission to take a 5-minute break to recharge before diving back in for another 15-minute session.

You may not be as productive as you would be on a day when you’re feeling great, but these tips will ensure you’re staying on track. And who knows, you may find that after an hour or two you’re on track again and getting back into full focus mode.

You will also find my recent blog post about building positive habits really helpful – HERE.

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