Sometimes, we get overwhelmed by the idea of changing our habits. We think about how much we need to change, and it feels like an impossible task. But if you break down your habit into smaller steps, it's much easier to stay motivated and keep going!
For example, if you want to start exercising more often, don't think about how many days in a row you'll need to do it. Just focus on getting through five minutes on the treadmill today. If that feels easy enough, add another five minutes tomorrow. Before long, you'll have built up enough momentum to keep going without feeling frustrated or discouraged!
Once you've started building up good habits—like running for twenty minutes every day—you can choose smaller goals based on what works best for your schedule and lifestyle. For example: "I'm going to run for twenty-five minutes today." I can do twenty-five without feeling annoyed by the 'shoulds.' I feel in control and decide how long I will walk or run-I am the boss!
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!