The Power of Habit The Power of Habit
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“Habit is created through thinking and acting and it doesn’t matter what you are thinking or acting on if it’s through repetition you are building a new habit.” — James Clear

In developing habits your mind doesn’t care if it’s something negative or positive if it’s something supportive to your health or not. Habits patters will be created and developed with the help of your conscious and subconscious mind — unconsciously, especially when practicing a certain habit consistency and constancy.

But how can someone determine if what they are practicing it’s a good or bad habit?

It all starts by asking yourself the right questions. You may develop from your own according to the person you want to become, your personal values or you can even opt to ask yourself the self-centered questions like,

“Does this behavior help me become the type of person I want to be? Or, does this habit disallowing and go against the person I want to become?”

To Develop Good Habits Practice these three steps

1. Identify all the bad habits that you want to get rid of them

“The process of behavior change always starts with awareness. You need to be aware of your habits before you can change them.” –James Clear

First, you have to identify all the bad habits that you want to get rid of them. All habits that you feel like they are not getting you anywhere but they destruct you when trying to achieve your goals. Here is a list of bad habits from myself I wrote them down so that I can be able to develop new ones;

“Once you are aware, you become aware.”

2. Practice the 14/21–90 days rule

Research has shown that it only takes 14–21 to develop any habit — good or bad. So if you want to quit a bad habit you are advised to not take that anymore for 14–21 days.

3. Create a “Stop Doing It” list

Create a list of things that you want to eliminate in your activities. Things that waste your time, things that produce unproductive results, and be aware of them.

Pin Pont From “Atomic Habit” Book By James Clear

James Clear the Author of “Atomic Habit” pointed out we fail to change our habits dues to the wrong system and we don’t know what kind of habits we are changing.

“The most effective way to change your habits is to focus not on what you want to achieve, but on who you wish to become.” — James Clear.

This will help you focus on the progress you want to see more rather than the condition or situation you are having within the moment.

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