Struggling To Stick With That New Habit? Try This!

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If you can learn to stick to a new habit, you can do anything.

The struggle for most people when it comes to building a new habit is to stick with it long enough for it to become second nature.

Anything worth doing is going to take some work. It’s going to require some discomfort. You already know this. So finding a way to make this process fun and to celebrate the tiny wins along the way is a must for instant gratification in new habit formation.

Who doesn’t love instant gratification?

Nothing makes me feel more accomplished than waking up knowing that I am better than I was yesterday.

The problem with health and fitness is that sometimes it can seem like forever until the scale moves, until your bicep pops out, or until you can start buying new clothes.

As humans, and especially in today’s world, we want what we want right now, and most things we can get right now, but the body of your dreams, now that takes time.

Everything comes to us quickly – food, rides, answers, internet speed, phone calls, text messages, and direct deposit, to name a few.

It can be discouraging to hear that it takes a good eight to twelve weeks to see significant weight loss or muscle gain.

One solution here is to track your habits.

One Way To Track Your Habits:

X’s on a calendar – each time you complete a habit, mark the day with an X.

Calendar with big Red X's

​So simple, so powerful, and yet so underutilized.

Why Though?

Doing a task, like tracking habits, is a physical action.

Completing an action is satisfying.

Satisfaction is instantly gratifying.

After a week, or even after two days, you can see the progress start to stack up.

Drawing an “X” on the calendar is a mini celebration.

The hit of pride and achievement (even if it is small) can be so gratifying.

How can you reward yourself for your consistency once you have reached a certain number of X’s?

Take Action

What is the habit you want to track using X’s on a calendar?

What is the reward you will grant yourself whenever you reach a certain number of tallies, marbles, dollars, or X’s?

Don’t let all of that hard work go unnoticed.

You can allow every single day to be a celebration of your success!


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