Part B. 15 Key Tips to Develop Good Habits That Work

In Healthy Habits by Randy Kassebaum


The key question is how to develop a good habit and how to replace them with some bad ones? To help you out with that, we have created all the tips that can help you build good habits and their impact will certainly help you replace them with the bad ones.

6 - Create a plan to succeed with failure in mind.

When you work towards building a new habit, don’t expect to succeed in just a few days without any hassle. In fact, it is possible that you might have to face failure many times before successfully become habitual of that good habit. If you feel guilty about your failure, then you might end up giving up on that good habit to be a part of your life. However, if you have a solid plan then you can quickly get back on track.

Remember that slipping up on a good habit is normal, not a failure. What makes the real difference between people who adopt good habits and those who give up is a good plan to deal with failure. So, make sure that you don’t start building a good habit without a plan.

7 - Get support from your friends and family.

Your friends and family have a lot to do with your change in Habits. If you let them know regarding which habit you want to build, then they will definitely offer you a supporting hand that can make things easier for you.

Put this way, let’s suppose you want to take sugar out of your life because you realize the influence it has on your belly fat. If you tell your friends and family about it, then they will try their best to keep you away from all the tempting food that increases your craving for sugar. It not only makes the process of adopting good habits easy but also boosts your confidence, thanks to their moral support which adds a lot in achieving your goal to develop a good habit.

8 - Celebrate your small wins.

Celebrating small wins brings you the motivation towards achieving something bigger. It not only helps you in minimizing the chances of slipping back into the old habit but also pushes you towards making a good habit part of your life.

When you reward yourself for making progress, you stimulate the reward circuit of your brain that gives you a sense of achievement and motivates you to do even better. So, it’s a good practice to reward yourself after every successful step towards victory because it boosts your strength and power to make even the impossible happen.

9 - Work on your environment.

You can never deny the significance of the environment in developing a good habit. Suppose you have decided to eat clean, but when you open the door of your fridge, you find all the junk food in it. How hard it will be for you to resist all that? If you will not focus on changing your environment, then it can be a bit of a challenge to get rid of your bad habits and replace them with a better ones. So, better to make the right changes to your environment that are in concordance with your goals.

10 - Focus on building a routine.

If you want to add a good habit in your life, then you must focus on doing it on a daily basis because once you do that regularly, then you will not only be able to practice that habit more, but it will become a part of your daily routine. Charles Duhigg, a best-selling author, once said: “The key to victory is creating the right routines.”

Let’s try and understand it through an example. Suppose you want to quit smoking. The major reason why it is difficult for many is the fact that it is an intrinsic part of their daily routines. In order to cut this habit, you need to mold your daily routine and add something better, replacing this habit.