How to Change Your Life Using the Power of Your Habits

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if you’re like me, setting goals is a monthly habit.

But if you’re also like me….they don’t always work out.

Sometimes I write them down, sometimes I even make a plan to reach those goals…you know…like daily, weekly, and monthly habits.

Only to find that by next month nothing has changed. I’m back to square one, and things aren’t really any different.

It took me a while to figure out what was going wrong.

And when I finally did, things changed. Because I wasn’t just writing down those daily, weekly, and monthly habits. I was building them into my life in a methodical way that meant my goals really did come true.

In this article I’m gonna break down:

  1. How to understand habits

  2. How to change your habits

  3. How to ultimately change your life using small, daily habits

 

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Jump to…in the video:

1:09 What are habits? How do they work?

2:37 How can habits change your life?

4:11 How to change your habits.

 

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How to Understand Habits

After you read this next section, I promise you, the way you look at your life will change drastically.

Because you start to see what’s actually going on in your life, and you condemn yourself a little less harshly for your “laziness” or “messiness” because you understand what’s really going on in your brain. And that with a few simple changes things can run much more smoothly in your life.

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Our habits work on a loop.

It looks like this >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


The trigger causes the routine (or habit) and then you get a “reward.”

Let me give you an example:

A bad habit might be, watching too much television in the afternoons after work.

In this case Sally, let’s call her, arrives home from work and walks into the living room (the trigger) and see’s the television.

Seeing the television causes her to plop down into her well-worn seat on the sofa, grab the remote, and press on (the routine or habit).

The reward is getting to watch her favorite netflix show & enjoying a well-deserved rest on the couch.

The trigger, is anything in your life that reminds you of a habit and causes you to subconsciously run that routine.

The routine is the good or bad habit that you do (such as watching netflix).

The reward is anything interpreted as “good” or “enjoyable” by your brain.

Another example might be ordering in.

Your stomach rumbles & the clock turns 7pm (the trigger). You reach for the take-out drawer call up and order food (the routine). The food arrives and it’s delicious (reward).

 

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How to Change Your Habits

Knowing that your habits follow this loop it is now much easier to make changes because you can learn to interrupt that loop, and replace bad habits with good ones. Or even create new habits altogether.

So let’s say that Sally wants to start reading, instead of watching television after work.

She knows what her trigger is— seeing the television. She knows what her routine is— grabbing the remote and sitting down. She knows what her reward is— watching TV.

So when she arrives home, when she walks into the living room, she walks into it with a sheet over the television and the remote hidden away in a box. So she’s removed her trigger.

And creates a new trigger!— A comfy chair, a warm blanket to wrap around herself, and a cup of tea that she’s put on when she walked in the door. Plus! A really good book sitting on the table next to her.

The new routine then is to sit down and read.

And her new reward is to enjoy a cup of tea, and find out what her favorite characters are up to.

Score, Sally! You did it!

How would YOU change Sally’s habit of ordering food in? Tell us in the comments below…

New trigger:

New habit:

New reward:

 

How to ultimately change your life using small, daily habits

You get one life on this earth.

And most of the time, we get to just enjoy ourselves, and enjoy the ride. But when you’ve been feeling down, unmotivated, angry at yourself, or ashamed you don’t get to enjoy all of the richness that life brings.

Do you admire those instagramers who seem to always be travelling? Paris, Tokyo, Madrid…

Start by saving 5$ every day…as you arrive home make that the first habit you do when you walk in the door.

Do you want to pay off your student loans?

Start by creating a budget…and make your daily habit to start using cash.

Anything you want to have access to in your life is just hiding behind the small, daily actions you take every day. So get imaginitive and start vision-boarding the life of your dreams. What do you find makes you excited about life?

Break that down into a habit, and start hacking your daily life to serve those big dreams you’re drawn to.

 

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Tell us in the comments sections below…what’s one way you’d love to see your life change? You can find my answer below…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Habit habit tracker habits to start habits of successful people healthy habits habits to track creating habits good habits bad habits self improvement personal growth personal development personal development worksheet goal setting self development motivation self development tips lifestyle healthy lifestyle subconscious mind