When you want to establish healthy habits, there are two things to consider. First, what bad or negative habits do you want to eliminate. Second, what good or healthy habits do you want to introduce. This recipe will focus on how to establish healthy habits into your lifestyle.
How to Establish Healthy Habits Productivity Recipe
Ingredients for Establish Healthy Habits Recipe
- A habit you wish to create.
- A habit tracker like this one.
Preparation (Prep Time: 5-10 min)
- If you have not already, choose a new habit that you would like to focus on. This habit should be related to a goal you would like to achieve. .
Cooking (Cook Time: 1 to 2 hours.)
- Evaluate the benefits of your new habit.
- What are the potential negative affects of not implementing your new habit?
- Outline and evaluate any costs associated with implementing your new habit. Consider financial, time, relationships, etc… Will these costs be too high to stick to the habit?
- Determine a “cue” or reminder for your new habit. This is an existing activity or behavior that will trigger the new habit. For example, going to bed is a cue to brush your teeth and wash your face.
- Brainstorm and test potential rewards. You have not yet begun to establish your new habit, this is just a time to determine what rewards work best for you.
- Implement your habit in small steps.
One healthy new habit