New year is the period of new resolutions or revisiting old ones. How many times we feel guilty of making the same resolutions again and again? But we are still unable to change our old habits or inculcate new ones. So how to build new habits and stick to them?
Our life is nothing but series of habits – few good, few bad, few rooted into us by our parents, others influenced by people in our lives (just count how many times we start a diet just because our bff is doing it!!). You might sometimes feel overwhelmed by these habits (you are just a victim of obsessive compulsive disorder!!) and at other times you change habits like you change clothes. Which do you think is the better strategy? Neither!!! You need to be in control of your habits, of your life, of the influences on your life.
This step by step plan is to make sure that the habits in your day / week / month are result of a conscious decision that you want those habits in your life but do not want to feel overwhelmed by it.
- Decide the habit you want to introduce on Day 1 and let us know about it.
- Exercise or any kind of screen time is excluded here. Start with a small change and go towards big ones. Any personal as well as professional changes are acceptable.
- Schedule a time. The time when you plan the activity decides your priority for the activity. For example, unless I finish my gardening work I will not eat lunch. This shows your dedication to the cultivation of new habits.
- Maintain a dairy and update on facebook group of Femme Fiesta; using hashtag #30daychallenge #challengeyourself #newhabits #femmefiesta #metime #yourfullname.