The start of a new year is often a time where we set goals and intentions for the next 12 months (or longer), but it’s a common to struggle to stay consistent and so easy to slip back into old routines and habits. I am speaking from personal experience here, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who finds the challenge of creating new habits all too real!
Each year I reflect on the year that’s past and set goals for the upcoming year (you can read about this here). But, after a few weeks I often find myself struggling with new habits and then just give up. Does this this happen to anyone else?
Last year, I read Atomic Habits by James Clear and have taken away so much great advice! Here’s a short summary of tips you can implement to help a habit stick - with some Pilates related examples. So, if you are looking to create some better habits and routines, keep the following tips in mind.
1. Make it easy and obvious
2. Notice your current habits, and sneak in the new one
3. Make it fun and rewarding
4. Aim Small (yes, really!)
5.Don’t miss twice
If you are interested in finding out more on changing habits (creating new ones or breaking old ones), I highly recommend the book Atomic Habits by James Clear.
I have a copy in the Studio you are welcome to browse through, or you can read more here.
Do you have any tips that work for you? I’d love to hear them.