Don’t Just Break Your Old Habits, Create New Ones

Getting rid of your old habits is all well and good, but the way to do this is to create a new, more positive habit. This can involve several steps including prioritising your time, setting yourself some realistic goals and, importantly, having fun! This is my step by step guide to ridding yourself of bad habits and creating new, positive habits.

I’ve been blogging for a while now about breaking old, bad habits, but the real way to do this is to create new, positive habits that can aid your life.

Many of you want to break a bad habit, but it is very time consuming to commit the time to do this.

The best way however, and by using the time productively, is to create a new habit instead.

This is how you can create these habits for rid yourself of the bad ones for good.

  1. What do you want?

It’s all well and good wanting to change, but have a think about what your end goal is. Once you know what you want, you can move forward with a much clearer perspective of your future.

     2 . Why do you want it?

Ok, you want to be right – but why do you want to be rich? What do you want to do with the money and how would you feel with it?

These further questions you ask yourself will help you delve into the real reason behind your wants and needs.

For instance, you want to buy a nice house and car with the money, but what will that give you?

You need to ask yourself these things otherwise your goals won’t stick, as by the time you reach a certain point, you would have no reason to continue.

  1. How will you get there?

What will your journey look like from now until you reach your goal? Use your reason behind your goal to help steer your journey.

  1. Plan time

With any task or habit, it has to take up time otherwise you won’t be able to stick to the habit once you have it. So it needs to become a part of your regular life and take up your time in a positive way.

  1. Prioritise

A new habit should not only be prioritised but become second nature to you in your day to day life. So, to start, actively prioritise the habit and it will eventually be ingrained in the life.

This is also important as when you don’t stick to you new habit, you will find yourself quickly going back to your old habits.

  1. Keep going 

Simply put, the more you stick at it, the easier it will become.

  1. Have fun

This is just as important as any other step, as if you are not having fun doing any part of the task or new habit, it will never stick. So find a positive spin on whatever you are doing and you’ll eventually find yourself looking forward to it!

Remember that your old habits are only there because they were useful at creating a fun and rewarding life in your past. That isn’t the life you want now though, so you need to create that new habit to get the life that you want for your future.

 

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