At the start of each new year we always find ourselves trying to begin again – to start fresh, to start new, and to change things about the previous year that we maybe didn’t like or would like to improve on. While it’s always great to shoot for big goals, this year we challenge you to take baby steps.
Ever heard of micro-habits? They are exactly what they sound like... micro. habits. Small habits that can turn into a huge success for you and things you want to make routine in your life. The power of micro-habits is a real thing! Trust us, we listened to this podcast, watched a few TikToks, and gathered some notes on how to make your goals more manageable and digestible when you approach them this way (we're practically experts now 😉). We challenge you to find 5 small things that you want to work on this month, quarter or year.
Take our notes on micro-habits to enter the New Year (and keep going) strong.
Sometimes big ambitious goals are overwhelming and seem impossible. Instead of setting huge goals, set super small ones! Want to start waking up an hour earlier? Instead of going from 0 to 100 or 7:30am to 6:30am, set a timer for 5 minutes earlier each week. By the end of the month you’ll wake up 20 minutes earlier. Repeat this for a few months and make it a seamless transition.
Instill more confidence in yourself with smaller goals. It all comes back to setting huge goals for yourself and not achieving them. If you set smaller goals, reach them, and continue to reach them you will feel more confident not only in yourself but whatever area you’re improving yourself in.
Micro-habits naturally result in their own routine. This is perfect if you’ve been wanting to set yourself up a morning routine but don’t know where to start. For example, start each day with drinking a full glass of water and continue this habit for a week or so. Then add in a second micro-habit such as making your bed. Immediately after finishing your water make your bed. Once that’s done do your morning stretches or take your dog on a walk. Continue these micro-habits or routines for months (and hopefully years!) to come. Of course, you want to start slow and implement these little by little but before you know it, you’ll have a successful morning routine and it’ll be so much easier for you to stay on track.
As we slip into 2023, let’s try to make small, consistent strides towards new healthy habits to live the best life possible.
We’d love to hear from you! What micro-habits are you going to try this year? Tag us on Instagram or TikTok in your new small daily duties. And remember, if you become 1% better each day that’s you becoming 30% better each month. You got this! 💪🏽