Since we just flipped the calendar on a New Year, I thought that it would be appropriate to focus one post exclusively on resolutions and more importantly habits. Two years ago I hosted a business book club on The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. It was an eye opening read because it tried to get the reader to focus on the process of what makes up a habit.
In order to change a behavior/habit you have to figure out the habit loop. To do this you need to:
Once you understand the habit loop, you can begin to develop a plan to shift the behavior
Believe me this is much easier than it sounds but changing habits, even little ones, can have a profound impact on your life.
Other Great Articles that Address Resolutions and Habits
WHY ARE RESOLUTIONS SO HARD TO FOLLOW?
How To Stop Procrastinating: 4 New Steps Backed By Research
5 Common Mistakes That Cause New Habits to Fail (and What to Do About Them)
James Clear – The 10 Most Popular Articles of the Year, this piece contains many great features and points about changing an developing new habits