Habit Change!

Ready for habit change? 

Maybe thinking about revisiting resolutions and desired change for 2020?

I have read about people making changes in life that were great. I have applied the following to myself and achieved good results. 

However, changing a habit is not an easy task. Changing habits requires a lot of attention and requires replacement of the old habit. Just changing a habit does not always work, it needs to be replaced

Make changes that help you move forward in your life’s work, goals, and ambitions.

Here are 4 items needed to make habit changes:

1.     You must first decide a change is needed. Sounds like a basic no-brainer, but you need first decide it is needed. Admit change is required and stop denying a problem exists. Take responsibility for making the change. Ask yourself – Is this activity moving me forward toward my goals and desires in life?

2.     You cannot break old or bad habits. You can only replace them. The process is not necessarily fast. It may require a year or more. Commit to the long haul and you will eventually be glad you did.

3.     Get up and get going on the new habit every day. Daily routine will eventually become second nature. Make a list of the benefits your new habit will bring. Review the list often to stay motivated.

4.     Having changed the habit — stay away from the old habit. If you do slide back into the old habit, do not allow yourself off easily.  Say “I’ll start over now and I’ll be strong enough to get it right”. Keep moving forward toward your goal.

Do not let the past control the future. Keep reminding yourself that learning and repeating new behaviors can change your habits for life.

Make changes for your personal growth!

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Reflect and Plan!

Do you take time to reflect on the past and plan for the future?  Or are you a person who seemingly does not have time to reflect and plan. Or a person who will not take time to reflect and plan.

We are now in the last month of quarter three for 2020.  Barely 4 months left to complete the year.  We have holidays and time off coming up. 

Are you reflecting and planning how to finish and complete your goals for the year? 

Easy to say, but with such a disruptive year that 2020 has been it can be easy to make excuses for not completing the year as expected.

Of course, we all are aware that there are many distractions and in many cases obstacles have been thrown at us that will prevent or make a different outcome for this year 2020.

I believe now and for the next few months each of us need to make time for reflection on the past and look hard at our futures.  This may be one of the best disruptive times in our lives to really think and plan for the future.  Certainly, with the disruptions and more home time, we can all carve our reflection and planning time.

20 to 30 minutes per day — Reflect and plan.  Do this daily through the end of the year and you will have created a habit that will benefit you for the rest of your life.  Be sure to take notes and keep them for review.

Good luck!

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