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Establish Healthy Habits – Productivity Recipe

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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
Preparation (Prep Time: 5-10 min)
  1. 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.)
  1. Evaluate the benefits of your new habit.
  2. What are the potential negative affects of not implementing your new habit?
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Implement your habit in small steps.
Yield:

One healthy new habit

Gourmet Tips:

Why is establishing healthy habits so important? The sum of who we are can be revealed through our habits. Your health is a result of your habits. Your success is a result of your habits. Your relationships are a result of your habits. Therefore, who we are is a direct result of the habits we maintain.
You may have repeatedly failed at achieving goals you set because you haven’t addressed the habits it takes to achieve the goals. It is possible that you are focused on the event rather than the behaviors. Focus, instead, on what behaviors lead to you ultimately achieving that goal.
Habits don’t simply require more self control or willpower to implement. Instead, to establish healthy habits you will need to have the right set of cue’s and rewards. Don’t give up if at first you don’t succeed. Rather, test out new cues and rewards until you find the right combination for success.
Establishing healthy habits also means choosing habits that are meaningful to you. If you aren’t ready to eat healthy, no amount of work will help you to establish that habit. It is far better to focus on what is really important to you.
When you want to establish healthy habits, don’t go at it without a plan. For the best results, identify your cue, routine and rewards in advance to create more success.

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