May 30, 2023
Making habits is hard, we won’t sugar coat it, but the long term benefits make it worth the effort. The key is to make habits that are both fun and sustainable. This way, you can stick to them and enjoy the journey of bringing positive changes into your life.
In this blog post, we will look at 3 strategies you can use to craft habits that you will actually enjoy.
You have probably tried so many things already in building habits and that’s half the battle, just trying. What we hope to do in this post is help provide a few more tools to help get you traction in your efforts.
Let’s dive deeper into each strategy so you can craft habits that will make your day better and are actually enjoyable to do.
The first question to ask yourself when creating a new habit is "why?" What is your goal or desired outcome? What will the end result be? And how will your life be changed by getting to this outcome?
Take a moment to actually visualize and picture how your life will be transformed by making this change.
It's important to know why you're trying to create a certain habit and how it will benefit you.
Knowing why you’re creating a certain habit will help build internal motivation to make that change. Internal motivation is a stronger force in mobilizing change as opposed to external motivation.
Once you have a clear answer to the "why" question, you can start to figure out the "how" and "what" of your new habit.
Try It with Healthie: Set different goals for the day, week, and month to support a gradual growth towards your desired outcome.
You can add and organize your goals into habits in Healthie’s App. You can archive completed daily habits and create new ones to support what you currently need to reach your end goal.
Once you know why you want to create a habit, the next question is how to make it fun. Making it fun is the toughest part of building a habit.
Adding a reward at the end of each day to make the process more entertaining is another way to make the experience fun.
For example, if you want to start running, you could make a game out of it by seeing how fast you can reach each mile marker.
Try It with Healthie: Set reminders to make it easier and fun to build a new habit.
When we set the expectation to act on the habit every day, we feel more accomplished and that can feel as satisfying as rewarding ourselves.
The final question to ask is how to make your new habit sustainable. This means looking for ways to keep it going, even on days when you don't feel like doing it.
Reflecting in a journal can help you learn more about what to change to make the habit fit your needs and lifestyles better.
One way to make a habit sustainable is to break the habit down into small, achievable steps. This will help you stay motivated and make it easier to keep going.
Try It with Healthie: Remember, progress is not linear. We all take time to get to our goals at a different pace.
Focusing on achievements, however small or large they may seem, and tracking your progress with a habit tracker like Healthie’s Habit Tracker helps you stay on track and make it easier to continue building your new habit.
Creating habits can be hard, but if you make them fun and sustainable, they can be an excellent way to improve your day.
Start by asking yourself why you want to create a certain habit, then figure out how to make it fun and sustainable. Doing this will help you stay motivated and make it easier to build good habits that can help you reach your goals.
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