- August 19, 2021
- Posted by: International Renaissance Centre
- Category: New Habits
Start With One Small Habit
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh
When you create new habits, there are two important things to remember:
- You should start with just one habit at a time.
- You want to start small.
You may have a vision of these complex and intricate lifestyle habits you want to develop one day, which is great! But it is difficult to keep up with more difficult and elaborate habits when you haven’t started with the simple ones.
It is like running a mile versus running a marathon. If you can’t run a mile, how can you run a marathon? Start with the mile first, or in this case, the small and simple habit.
How to Choose Your First Habit
It can be making the bed, flossing twice a day, making your own breakfast instead of picking up donuts on the way to work. These are very simple habits, but ones that ultimately will do wonders for you.
Learning New Habits
Today’s new behavior is the beginning of tomorrow’s new habit”. Robin Sharma
You will come to a point when you want to develop other healthy habits, which is great news. Just make sure your previous new habits have become, well, habitual! These should be things you do every day, without really having to think about it.
Is Your Habit Not Working?
Don’t feel like you have to stick to a new habit forever if it isn’t working for you. Just remember WHY you want to change or stop it. It shouldn’t be because it’s too hard or you just don’t want to do it anymore, but because you don’t feel it is benefiting you like another habit in its place would. This is what you need to remember.