At times our focus is everywhere except on ourselves. Some of us tend to let our good habits slip. Having that extra serving of fries, that extra drink at a holiday party and not setting aside some time to move.
This can snowball into weight gain and a feelings of guilt. Despair not, with one habit change you can get back on track.
Leo Babatu in his book ‘The Power of Less’ wrote ‘In order to create a sustainable habit you need to address one habit at a time.’ His research tells us that you will have an 85% success rate adopting one new habit at a time.
Trying to change two habits at once the success rate to 33%. Compelling evidence that even when you’re busy, you can make one habit change that will stick.
Some habits that we change carry more weight than others. Charles Duhigg in his book ‘ The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and Business’ talks about ‘keystone habits’
This type of habit change will take you outside your comfort zone and make you feel uneasy. For example, giving up smoking, changing your diet and or trying a new exercise routine.
By adopting just one ‘keystone habit’ you can set a positive chain reaction in the rest of your life. In various studies it is suggested that people who start an exercise habit will start eating healthier because they are feeling better about there bodies.
Also, they start using credit card less and procrastinate less at work.
So, whether it’s a small habit change or a ‘keystone habit’ change, I want you to think about one habit that you can change right now and into the New Year.
Time to put the some of the focus back on YOU during this holiday season.