I hope your day is going great! And, I pray that this post will make it even better. In modelling, I’ve found that the models who get ahead develop good habits, and make them stick!
So, I posted this to show you some good habits for everyone in 3 quick steps to get you started.
This is not rocket science but doing these simple things will help you on your way to better habits; and hopefully a better modeling career. Let’s go..
Finally! 3 Quick Steps to Good Habits for Everyone – And How to Make Them Stick
Creating new habits is no simple task. In fact, it’s often easier to simply revert back to the way we’ve always done things.
Developing new habits requires more energy as the brain establishes new neural pathways, which is why we often find ourselves back where we began.
The good news is, there are ways to help make good habits stick.
The best part is, these three simple steps to better habits will help you make better choices as you pursue modeling.
And, you can be more certain these habits stay with you for the long term.
So, read these good habit steps carefully. Then, take action immediately to see results quicker..
1. Identify the Good Habits You Want in Your Life
To better your chances of sticking to a new behavior, identify and define exactly what you want your new habit to be.
This way, you have a clear definition of where you want to go, and are less likely to blur the boundaries or find a loophole that justifies reverting back to old behaviors.
Sometimes, writing it down makes it easier to stick to your new habits. Remember, it becomes more real to you, and not as easy to avoid, than something kept solely in your imagination.
So, get out the pencil or notepad, and write down the habits you want to change in your life.
2. Commit to a Time to Achieve Your New Good Habits
It takes time to form a habit. Many psychologists agree it takes about 21 days for a new habit to take effect. For instance, I’ve seen lots of ads for products like; “21 Days to Quit Smoking.”
Bottom line is, leaving the time frame for your behavior change open can be a recipe for disaster! Please don’t let this happen to you!
How Do You Eat an Elephant? The Same Way You Develop Better Habits in Life
There’s an old joke in the motivational field, and it asks the question:
“How do you eat an elephant?”
The answer is of course; “One bite at a time.”
Even if you want a good habit like brushing teeth regularly to stick for the rest of your life, starting this new habit can seem daunting, and make the task seem impossible.
So, break your goals down into smaller steps by specifying a date to conduct your new habit.
Six to eight weeks is a good time frame, because it seems achievable. Also, this time frame is long enough to turn those actions into a routine.
Think about a time frame that works for you. And, make sure you see it out until the end.
After you finish your “trial” goal, set another period (perhaps even improving on your established good habits).
And, be determined to get through it.
3. The Best Kept Secret to Good Habits? Frequency!
Setting a new habit without defining a frequency is setting yourself up for failure to reach your objective.
Reality is, there’s no point in creating goals for habits like ‘eating healthier’ or ‘exercise more’.
To form better habits for the long term, you need to have a set of actions that you are going to engage in consistently.
You must be completely clear whether or not you have stuck to your habits.
It’s also important that you set the frequency so you actually do what you committed to.
As you may already know, an action doesn’t become a habit unless it becomes your normal routine.
And, a normal routine requires making the change a part of your daily life.
This is exactly why you must commit to doing the behavior every day; or at least a certain number of times per week.
We all know that good habits can benefit our lives, but the challenge is making them stick.
The good news is, you now know exactly how to make that change in your life. Use these good habits for..
- Relationships with others
- Your modeling career (or any other)
- And, a better life in general.
Remember, nothing works unless you do. So, re-read this post, bookmark it so you can come back often, and get started on your way to good habits in your life. – Bob
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