“Motivation is what gets you started. Habits are what keep you going.” – Jim Rohn
Often, when we think of habits, we think of bad habits. Unhealthy eating, smoking, bad sleeping patterns, etc. But there’s a lot more to habits than that. There are more subtle bad habits, such as negative self-talk and hanging around people who bring us down.
There is also the addition of good habits, which can create more abundance and self love in our lives. When we add in the good habits, we can gain perspective and inevitably reduce the amount of bad habits in our lives.
Types of Positive Habits
Habits are what help us to stay on track, even when we don’t feel like it. They are what keep us focused and motivated, even when things get tough. And, most importantly, they are what help us to achieve our goals, day after day.
There are many different types of habits that can be helpful for your mindset and self-growth. Some of the most common ones are:
Eating healthy and getting enough sleep
Both of these things are essential for staying energized and focused throughout the day. When you’re well-rested and have fueled your body with nutritious food, you’ll be able to work more productively than if you were running on empty.
Setting goals and tracking progress
It’s important to have a goal to work towards, but it’s even more important to track your progress along the way. This will help you to stay motivated and on track, and it will also give you a sense of satisfaction as you see your goals gradually become a reality.
Part of being your best self is visualizing, vividly and constantly, the person you want to be and the life you want to live. Even just five minutes a day of positive visualization can get you set up for success and in the right mindset.
Breaking down big tasks into small, manageable steps
When a task seems daunting, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose focus. However, if you break the task down into smaller steps, it becomes much more manageable. You can do this with anything! Whether it’s a project you’re working towards or your own journey of self-discovery, great success is accomplished one day at a time.
Establishing a routine
Having a routine helps to keep you organized and efficient. When you know what you’re supposed to be doing each day and each week, it’s easier to stay on track and avoid procrastination.
The best part of a healthy routine is that you get to design it. There’s no one-size-fits-all model to the right routine. The most important part is finding something that charges you and something you can stick to.
Conclusion: Mark your calendar
What if I told you that in one year from today, you could be a totally different person? Deciding is the first step and while habits may seem like a series of small actions, with enough time and consistency, they add up.
I am Jen,
As a dedicated life coach specializing in co-parenting, divorce, and single motherhood, I bring a unique blend of professional expertise and personal experience to my coaching practice. I am deeply committed to helping women not only survive divorce but also thrive as they transition into their roles as single mothers. I provide tailored coaching to assist my clients in developing effective co-parenting strategies, fostering healthy communication, and creating nurturing environments for their children.
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