People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
We’ve all been there……You follow your diet religiously for a week and then break it with a weekend binge. You commit to working out more, hit the gym for two days, and then struggle to get off the couch after a long day of work. You set a vision for your career and get excited by the possibilities, only to get dragged down in everyday responsibilities and not return to your dream until months later. These small hiccups don’t make you a failure, they make you human. The most successful people in the world slip up on their habits too. What separates them isn’t their willpower or motivation, it’s their ability to get back on track quickly. There will always be instances when following your regular routine is basically impossible. You don’t need superhuman willpower, you just need strategies that can pull you back on track. Habit formation hinges on your ability to bounce back e.g. Schedule your habits into your life. Give your habits a specific space in your life. There are 2 main options for making this happen. Option 1: Put it on your calendar with a date & time & start small. Option 2: Tie it to your current behaviour e.g. If you want to be happier every time you see yourself in the mirror think about something you’re grateful for. Remember, consistency is the evidence of belief. Keep smiling at the person in the mirror.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep.
~Rumi, 13th century poet.