Are you ready to make your New Year Resolutions? Wait a minute. Read what I have to say before you make a resolution to change a habit.
I: “Don’t make any new year resolutions.”
I: “New Year Resolutions are Waste of time”
You: “No, I make sure I follow them”.
I: “How long can you keep up with your resolution?”
You: “Not for very Long, but I tried and made some improvement. Something is better than nothing right?”
I: “Yeah Right”.
Do you know why, its tough to keep up with your plan, resolutions?
You have a habit, and you are used to that routine. With new year resolution you are planning to change a habit. After your enthusiasm dies, you fall back to your routine habits.
You: “So, what do you suggest, do have a different plan?”
I: “Yes, I do”.
Instead of making new year resolution, you need to learn how to change a habit.
You need to form new habits. You need to break out of your daily routine.
New Habits doesn’t come with making a New Year Resolution.
You are used to doing something. Now, you are trying to do something else by changing what you are used to doing (routine).
Research shows, its tough (or impossible) to change your routine, right after cock turns to Jan 1.
How to change a habit
Lets look at this video
Now, you must have an idea about changing your habits and forming new habit. Charles Duhigg does a great job of explaining the above mentioned concept in his book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.
Read an excerpt from the book
Habits aren’t destiny — they can be ignored, changed or replaced. But it’s also true that once the loop is established and a habit emerges, your brain stops fully participating in decision-making. So unless you deliberately ?ght a habit — unless you ?nd new cues and rewards — the old pattern will unfold automatically.
In addition to the preview video, Charles Made this Awesome Infographic – How to Change a Habit.
Now, you know exactly how to change a habit.
So, instead of making new year resolution, pick 3 habits and change them. I have The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business in my reading list.