Do you have some negative habits that you would like to eliminate from your life? Are there some positive habits that you would like to adopt? Read this article to discover how to easily and quickly change your habits.
Habits have a tremendous influence on the quality of your life. World class athletes all have strong positive habits of practicing their sport daily. They train very intensely on a consistent basis. The same principle applies to top performers in the world of business and art. Do you remember the best students in your class? I bet they had strong positive habits. The billionaire Warren Buffet said: “Chains of habits are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” Make sure you adopt strong positive habits early in your life.
How Do You Change Your Habits?
Studies have shown that it takes approximately 3 weeks or 21 days to create new habits. Since I prefer being on the safe side, I usually say it takes 30 days to form a new habit. After 30 days of doing the same activity daily, it will become second nature for you. But don’t stop after 30 days! You need to continue for as long as necessary. For some people, it might take 90 days to form a new habit. Other people might be able to form them in only 2 weeks.
What Are Positive Habits?
Positive habits create great value in your life. They create more health, wealth, joy, success, and happiness. Here’s a list of positive habits you might be interested in adopting:
- Eating healthy food daily (Health)
- Exercise every day (Fitness / Health)
- Saving money every month (Wealth)
- Reading instead of watching TV (Knowledge)
- Working on your goals every day (Wealth, Happiness)
What Are Negative Habits?
Negative Habits are habits that stop you from accomplishing your goals in life. Examples are:
- Smoking (it stops you from being healthy)
- Eating lots of fast food (it stops you from being thin)
- Watching lots of TV instead of exercising (it stops you from being fit)
- Overspending (it stops you from being rich)
In 2012, make a decision to change your habits and live a happier life. Grab a pen right now and write down 3 positive habits you want to adopt in 2012 and 3 negative habits you want to eliminate from your life. Do it now. Don’t delay. The present moment is the only place where you can make a real change.
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