"5 Great Strategies to Build a New Habit That Sticks"

\\ A Thread from Atomic Habits by @JamesClear //
According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day.

Understanding how to build new habits is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. 📈
I have created this strategy guide for how to build new habits that actually stick.

So, here we go: 👇
1. Start with an incredibly small habit. 🤏

"Make it so easy you can't say no."
—Leo Babauta

Pick a new habit that is easy enough that you don't need motivation to do it.
Rather than starting with 50 pushups per day, start with 5 pushups per day. 💪

Rather than trying to meditate for 10 minutes per day, start by meditating for one minute per day. 🧘
2. Increase your habit in very small ways.

"Success is a few simple disciplines,
practiced every day."
—Jim Rohn
One percent improvements add up surprisingly fast. So do one percent declines.

Rather than trying to do something amazing from the beginning, start small, and gradually improve.
3. As you build up, break habits into chunks.

It is important to keep each habit reasonable so that you can maintain momentum and make the behavior as easy as possible to accomplish.

Building up to 20 minutes of meditation? Split it into two segments of 10 minutes at first.
4. When you slip, get back on track quickly. 👏

"The best way to improve your self-control is to see how and why you lose control."
—Kelly McGonigal

Top performers make mistakes.
The difference is that they get back on track as quickly as possible.
Research has shown that missing your habit once, no matter when it occurs has no measurable impact on your long-term progress.

Rather than trying to be perfect, abandon your all-or-nothing mentality. ✋🛑
5. Be patient. Stick to a pace you can sustain.

Learning to be patient is perhaps the most critical skill of all.
You can make incredible progress if you are consistent and patient.
If you are adding daily sales calls to your business strategy, you should probably start with fewer than you expect to handle.
Patience is everything. 🐢
Do things you can sustain.
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