How to create habits that stick
We know it's hard to stick to a habit, but…
Every time you do it, you become it.
Sometimes, you know what you need to do, but that doesn't mean you'll enjoy doing it. And sometimes, you don't even realize how much time you spend on something until you have to stop and think about it.
The thing is, creating habits isn't always easy—especially when there are so many things competing for your attention. But our habits define how healthy/unhealthy we live our lives.
That's why we've created EMOTAI, which helps you create healthy habits and stick with them. With our personalized system, you can track your progress and see how much work you've done each day (or week). You'll also get reminders for when it's time to take action—so there's no chance of forgetting what needs doing next!
A great book about habits is Atomic Habits by James Clear. Here are the top 4 advices we picked up from that book:
1. Don't focus on objectives; focus on having established methods and processes
To form and maintain a habit, you must make the process as easy as possible. If you have your gym bag ready the night before, you'll be more inclined to get up and go. Similarly, if you leave EMOTAI's headband on your desk, you will be more likely to remember to do your workout.
2. Step by step progress is the key to success. Taking small steps over time can make a big difference.
If your objective is to read more, start by reading one more page than you read the day before. Over time, you can work up to reading 50, 100, or even 200 hundred pages each day. This same concept can be applied to breathing and focus exercises; EMOTAI simply increases the number of exercises you do each week until you reach the perfect amount.
3. Take time to understand how are you feeling
Forming a habit is important but understanding how are you feeling during the process is even more important. Taking time to see if you’re in a right stage to make radical changes can make a huge impact on how you deal with them. Try for FREE our Individual Burnout Assessment Test and start with the right step.
4. Just do it
Nike is right about this: keeping habits is to just doing them. You are what you repeatedly do, and each time you do something, you become it. So if you want to be a writer, write every day. If you want to be a musician, practice the violin every day. If you want to be more relaxed, breathe every day. Don't let yourself get caught up in thinking "I'm not good enough" or "it's not worth it." Just do it!
The good news are, you already created it because you are here ready to start! Now all you have to do is to stay focus to stick to it. 😉
So what are you waiting for? Let's book that demo and give your team members the tools to create a habit for them to thrive!