6 Tips for Starting a New Healthy Habits

Consider the three Rs.

you’ve identified a new habit you want to put in place, consider the reminder, the routine, and the reward. Considering each part of this pattern is an important element of successfully building a new routine.

Commit to 60 days

Per psychologist James Clear, it takes an average of 66 days for a person to successfully establish a new habit. If you really want to give a new habit a fighting chance, commit to seeing it through for two months.

Think of it as an experiment

If 60 days is feeling a little intimidating, change up your mindset. After a month, check back in with yourself and decide if you want to recommit for another 30 days.

Make sure you’re really ready to change!

Harvard Health recommends considering the habits you want to build on a “Readiness to Change” chart. In order to set yourself up for success in starting a new habit, you should rate the habit a six or more on each scale. Be honest

Replace a bad habit

it’s easier to replace a bad behavior with a good habit than it is to simply stop a bad habit altogether. If you’re not satisfied with a part of your routine or you think it’s not serving you well

Think about the long-term impact

It can work the same way with starting a new habit. Yes, getting more sleep will make you feel less tired in the immediate future, but if you think of the long-term health benefits of getting more sleep

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