24 Aug How to break your bad habits in 90 days
How to break your bad habits in 90 days
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” –Warren Buffett
So as business owns its important to become self-aware of any bad habits which are limiting your success in life and in business. Once you become aware of your negative habits the process to transforming them into positive and productive habits requires discipline and persistence but will certainly be worth it with a lot of success and happiness to be certainly achieved.
Positive daily habits serve as the foundations for goal achievement. It’s only by taking consistent daily action towards our goals that they become a reality.
Creating positive daily habits can be achieved in three easy steps by.
1. Identifying your current habits
2. Breaking negative bad habits
3. Creating positive new habits
What is the definition of a habit?
It is “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.”
Habits become your lifestyle, and your lifestyle will lead to permanent results. Less than 10% of people succeed at achieving their goals. You may have heard a popular catchphrase that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Science and real-world experience tell us that it takes a MINIMUM of 21 days, but on average between 60 to 90 days. So, for most people, 90 days (or 3 months or 12 weeks—however you look at it) is a much more effective and realistic timeframe to incorporate a new behaviour into your life.
What causes bad habits?
Most of your bad habits are caused by two things…
STEP 1: Identify your current habits
The aim here is to list all the things that you’re doing habitually each day, both positive and negative. Consider unhealthy activities like spending too much time on social media, eating junk food and positive activities like exercising, meditating, etc.
STEP 2: UNDERSTANDING YOUR BAD HABITS
A habit is basically the product of a little cycle that we go through many times every day. That cycle looks like this:
For most habits, the reward is a short-term positive feeling or outcome. In order to break bad habits, we need to have a plan to avoid the triggers and rewrite the story in our minds about the rewards.
STEP 3: REPLACE BAD HABITS WITH POSTIVE ACTION
By replacing bad habits with positive action, you can start the process to creating a healthier and more improved lifestyle.
Breaking bad habits requires self-control—and lots of it. Research indicates that it’s worth the effort, as self-control has huge implications for success. So get started on transforming your habits into more productive and positive ones to change your business and change your life.