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3 Tips to Start a New Habit

Tackling a new goal can be overwhelming, especially if it involves an endeavor before. With the new year approaching, we tend to start with a laundry list of things we want to get done and fall short when we realize it’s just too much all at once. But that does not have to be the case this year!

Below are some pointers to help you stay on track and accomplish something new.

1. Focusing on one new habit to grasp is a sure way to avoid feeling so

overwhelmed.What you pick is up to you of course, but make sure it’s something realistic that you can add to your daily routine and practice a little bit every day. For example, if you’ve been wanting to try yoga for the first time there are easy poses you can start out with and progressively build on as you continue to improve. If yoga is something you’d like to try, please read these tips to get you started!

2. Don't get discouraged! The experts say it takes a minimum of 21 days to form a

new habit. So before embarking on a new habit-forming journey, make sure you

are prepared to commit for a minimum of one month in order to help make it

stick. Set a daily reminder on your phone to prompt you to work on your new

goal until it becomes a part of your routine.

3. Stacking your habits may be the solution for anyone to get started on a totally

new goal. Think about how your day

is scheduled and find a way to

incorporate your new habit with

habits that you already perform. For

example, you can do a few squats while you're brushing your teeth in the morning. Maybe while your coffee is brewing you can practice a few minutes of a daily meditation. Instead of getting home from work and sitting on the couch, practice that new yoga pose you want to perfect.


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