4 Simple Ways to Stick to New Habits

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Building a habit is difficult and for a lot of people can create a lot of resistance even though they are starting something that may well be good for them. Research differs but building a habit with a very good chance of keeping at it requires 21-30 days of practice. Habits can be so difficult to keep for a number of reasons; for me the biggest reason is I make my intended habit too difficult and complicated when I first try to adopt it. Here’s the top four tips I’ve found to keep at something.

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5 Ways to Keep the Promises You Make to Yourself

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Making promises to ourselves is something we all do and sometimes we can find these promises difficult to keep. Breaking a promise we make to ourselves to start a new habit or to move in a certain direction, even once, can make us less inclined to carry on with our intention; keeping these promises is key to staying on the path to where we want to get to.  It today’s article we’ll look at a 5 tips on how to keep your promises to yourself. Continue reading

For Your Own Sake Be Yourself!

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“Above all be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it” ~ Unknown

You might be thinking “I’m always myself, who else am I supposed to be?” I’d ask you to think for just a moment about how many times in the last month you have genuinely been true to yourself. Now take a moment to think how many things that you have said or done were because of fear or because of the way you feel others will expect you to behave. Continue reading

Get Out of Your Way

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“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light” ~ Plato

Some of us want to change our current situation; some want to change their job, some want to change their bodies and some want to change a certain aspect of their personality or thinking, such as a propensity for negative thoughts. I’m certain the vast majority of us have wanted to, or still do want to make changes and at some stage along the way got in their own way, putting up self created walls to block their progress.

For a lot of people, making these changes is inexplicably difficult. We see the changes we want but do not take the steps to realise the changes.

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