A habit is a behavior that’s repeated until it becomes automatic or done without any sense of awareness or motivation. If you’ve ever struggled with sticking to your training schedule, cooking your own meals regularly, or reading at night instead of watching Netflix, it’s probably because you haven’t been able to develop the behavior through habit formation.
How to build healthy habits?
The key is to gradually shift small actions from intentional to automatic processes by frequent repetition.
You may know by now that even though the definition seems pretty straight-forward, healthy habits aren’t formed very easily. So how exactly do you make controlled behaviors become internally guided actions?
There are a few proven strategies that will help you build your own health and goal-driven habits. Follow these steps in the order below and you’ll be on your way to a new habitually healthy lifestyle.
The 5 Tips for Building Healthy Habits1. Know What You Want
The first step to building healthy habits is figuring out what habits you actually want to keep. To do that, you need to define your goals.
According to research published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, goal setting is a behavior change…