Your best year yet: Developing healthy habits
In the third part of our series on how to make 2019 your best year yet, life coach Pete Cohen looks at how to try and get healthy habits to stick
In order to reach your goals, you have to take action and in a world where we’re just way too comfortable and it’s too easy just to go online and order something new on Amazon, it’s like hard work has gone out of the equation.
Unfortunately if you want something, you need to work at it. “If you want a six pack there’s a six pack tax, if you want a nice firm bum there’s a tax for that. There’s actually some work associated with it”, explains Pete.
There’s something that many of us do and that’s called procrastinating. The things that we
tend to put off a lot are the things that are actually really important to us. What is needed is consistent action – how you feel should have nothing to do with it really.
Studies have shown that it’s important to form a habit. So if you’re new year habit is more exercise then don’t say you’re going to hit the gym every day – or even three days a week. Just say you’re going to exercise every day – this might not mean an intensive HIIT class, it could be some days going for a long walk – doing it consistently over an extended
period of time means you develop a habit.
Your new habit needs to be a non-negotiable – something you do every single day, even if you don’t feel like it. That’s why you should really concentrate on only a one or two goals so you can consistently do them day in, day out, until they stick and become a habit.
Let’s make 2019 your best year yet!