We all want to achieve our goals, whether it's learning a new language, exercising, improving our cooking skills, playing a musical instrument, having a self-care routine, etc. However, none of this is possible if we cannot create new habits and maintain them over time.
Habits are those actions we perform daily automatically, that is, we do not have to make an effort to do them. So, if you can create habits that allow you to achieve your goals, the process will be much easier. It is for this reason that we want to give you some tips so that you can create healthy habits in your life. Let’s get started!
It's a matter of time
For a few years, there has been a myth that habits can be built in 21 days. This is not true, or at least for most people. Many experiments confirm that it takes at least ten weeks for a habit to be maintained.
Set goals and an action plan
What are your goals? What do you want to achieve, and what habits do you need to create? These are important questions you need to answer. You must set clear goals and make a detailed action plan. In this way, you will be able to create the habits that help you achieve all of them.
Motivation is not enough
Many people believe that motivation is all it takes to create a new habit. This is not true. Being motivated is important since it helps you start a process of change in your routines. However, motivation is a temporary process in your brain, so you also need to work hard and be disciplined.
Celebrate your achievements
Believe it or not, there are ways in which our brain can be conditioned to create new habits. If you are disciplined and stick to your plans, you can reward yourself and celebrate your achievements. This causes your brain, every time you complete a task, to release hormones related to happiness that will help you create new habits in a short time.