When I am trying to turn positive changes in my life into habits, I love being able to keep track of how I am doing. This can be done by making a daily to-do list, marking a calendar, or adding a reminder alarm on my phone. It helps me be more mindful of the habit I am trying to establish.
To help us in our quest to Get FRESH, I have created a habit tracker to post on a wall or mirror as a gentle reminder of the good habits we want to form.
You may have heard it said that it takes 21 days to make a habit. Most of what I have read says it could take up to 120 days! Yikes! A good rule of thumb is 30 days. Usually, by then the habit is pretty well established.
The Get FRESH habit tracker lists all 5 habits; Forget the Junk Food, Relish Today, Exercise, Sleep, and Hydrate. Then for 30 days you can mark the days you accomplished your goal. For the Sleep goal, you can mark that the next morning.
The first couple of days of a new habit is quite exciting. You are ready to make profound changes. The subsequent few days, it will become rather difficult to get motivated. You can do it! Keep marking the squares and reminding yourself why you want you Get FRESH.
From day 11 to 20, the habit is becoming easier but don’t stop there. It’s still a fragile thing.
Day 21 through 30 are the easiest by far but don’t be tempted to quit early thinking you got this. See it through to the end! The habit will then be much more ingrained that way.
A reward for completing your habit tracker will do wonders motivating you. It could be a new book, a pedicure, a new outfit or even a bubble bath!
I know mine aren’t the only ideas for training a habit.
How do you form habits?