Posted: December 28, 2020
The New Year is on its way, and with it comes for many people a fresh set of resolutions. While the concept of setting an annual goal is a good one, the way these are implemented are often flawed. For instance, if we decide New Years day we will make time to read everyday for at least 30 minutes. We go from not reading at all to reading every single day. While this is certainly a goal that is achieveable and measureable, will we go about it the smartest way?
If we set this goal, but do not set a specific part of our day aside to do it we are destined for failure. We need to build a habit. The best and also easiest way to build a habit is to stack it ontop of something you already do. For instance if we already wake up early and work out, we could very easily set aside time after the workout to read. Our mind is already in a productive mode so adding on one more habit is fairly easy.
Stacking habits is one of the best ways to fulfill our New Year's resolutions. Creating a new habit out of nothing is hard, but if we add it onto something we already do it becomes much more achieveable. So as you approach the New Year think about how you can take the new habits you want to create and add them to the ones you already have established.