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6 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

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Vikmez is a dedicated health reseacher, bussiness and relationship adviser that hope to better the lifes of individuals.

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Building better habits can seem like an impossible task. But the truth is, you don’t need to make major changes to your life to build better habits. All it takes is a little bit of small, simple actions repeated over time. The key is to identify the small, simple things you can do right now to build better habits. Here are six simple things you can do to build better habits:

1) Write Down Why You Can’t Do What You Want to do
Instead of lying to yourself about why you can’t do what you want to do, write down exactly why you can’t. This doesn’t mean you have to write down every reason you don’t want to do something; it simply means you should identify the main reason or reasons you can’t do what you want to do. Once you know this, you can begin to build a better habit of doing the thing you want to do.

For example, let’s say you want to lose weight but you can’t because you keep eating unhealthy food.Instead of lying to yourself, write down exactly why you can’t lose weight: you’re addicted to unhealthy food, you don’t have the time, you don’t have the money, etc. Instead of telling yourself you don’t have time to exercise, write down why you eat unhealthy food. Maybe it’s because you feel lonely when you don’t eat certain things or you feel uncomfortable in your own skin when you don’t eat certain foods. In either case, write down the reason you eat unhealthy food so you can begin to build a better habit of eating healthy food.

2) Write down what you’ll do instead of what you want to do
The next step is to write down what you’ll do instead of what you want to do. This might mean you have to do something you don’t like to do, like exercise, eat healthy food, etc. By doing this, you’re telling yourself that you have no other choice but to do what you want to do. This helps build a better habit because you’re committing to doing what you want to do even when you don’t want to do it.

When you can identify the thing you want to do but can’t, that’s when you start to build better habits. For example, if you want to write more but you can’t because you’re always distracted, write down what you’ll do instead of what you want to do. Maybe you’ll write an article instead of watching Netflix, or you’ll call a friend instead of browsing Facebook, etc. The point is, you’ll find small, simple things you can do to build better habits.

3) Write down where you’ll be every time you want to do what you want to do
When you think about where you’ll be every time you want to do what you want to do, it becomes easier to build a better habit. For example, if you want to write but can’t because you’re always distracted, write down where you’ll be every time you want to write. Maybe you’ll set a specific place where you’ll be able to write, or maybe you’ll decide to write anywhere—on a park bench, in a café, etc. The important thing is to identify where you’ll be so you can build a better habit of writing even when you want to do something else.

The point here is that when you can identify what you want to do but can’t, the next step is to write down where you’ll be every time you want to do what you want to do. This might mean you have to change the location where you’re doing what you want to do, like going to the gym instead of your living room, or eating healthy food instead of eating at your favorite restaurant.

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By doing this, you’re telling yourself that your environment and situation have to be different than what you’re used to in order to build better habits. This helps build a better habit because you’re committing to doing what you want to do in a different environment and situation than what you’re used.

4) Start small and build up to bigger goals over time
When you can identify what you want to do but can’t, the next step is to start small and build up to bigger goals over time. Maybe the first time you want to exercise, you only do 20 push-ups; the second time, you do 50; the third time, you do 100; and so on. When you can build small habits that are easy for you to do, it becomes easier to build bigger habits. For example, if you want to write but can’t because you’re always distracted, the first time you want to write, you write for 10 minutes; the second time, you write for 20 minutes; the third time, you write for 30 minutes; and so on.

So, instead of telling yourself you have to lose 10 pounds by next week, start off by losing just one pound over the next week. Then the next week, lose two pounds, and so on and so forth until you’ve lost ten pounds. It might sound impossible at first but if you can do this, then you can start to build better habits. The more small changes you make, the easier it is to build better habits.

5) Reward yourself after you’ve completed your chosen small, simple behavior
Build better habits by rewarding yourself after you’ve completed your chosen small, simple behavior. This helps build a better habit because when you do what you want to do, you’re cheering yourself on and telling yourself that you’ve accomplished something. This helps build a better habit because you’re committed to doing what you want to do, even when you don’t want to do it. When you can build better habits and cheer yourself on when you complete your small, simple behavior, it becomes easier to build better habits in the future.

6) Do the small, simple behavior again the next day
So, the next day, you do the small, simple behavior again. Maybe you brush your teeth and say, “I’m going to brush my teeth twice a day,” or you eat some healthy food and say, “I’m going to eat healthy food every day,” or you take a walk and say, “I’m going to take a walk every day,” etc. By doing this, you’re building a better habit because you’re committing to doing what you want to do every day, even when you don’t want to do it. You’re also cheering yourself on and telling yourself that you’ve accomplished something.

This is a simple strategy, but it’s an important one. The next day, repeat step 4—this time, try to do a little more of what you wanted to do the day before. For example, if you wanted to write but can’t because you’re always distracted, the next day, repeat step 4 but this time, try to write for 30 minutes. If you were able to build better habits the day before, try to build even better habits the next day.

Over time, you’ll be able to build better habits and build a better life. It might sound impossible at first but if you can do this, then you can start to build better habits and build a better life. The more small changes you make, the easier it is to build better habits. The more you build better habits, the easier it is to build a better life.

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