When starting a new habit, start small. Small shifts will pay off in the long run. Visualize achieving the goal. Write the goal in the present tense as if it has already happened.
Remind yourself why you want this new habit in your life.
Find a courage champion to hold you accountable for the shift you are wanting to make in your life.
Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day. Tomorrow is a new day and you get the chance to start over.
Your brain will freak out when you are learning or doing something new. Remind your brain that you are safe and you are just learning something new.
Celebrate. Celebrate. Celebrate. How are you going to celebrate the goals that you achieve?
Read Atomic Habits or Power of Habit. Both are wonderful books around how are brains are wired and how to approach habits that will last.
The habit cycle: cue, routine and reward.
Cue-use a visual to remind yourself. What is the visual cue or trigger towards the new habit? Example: layout your workout clothes the night before. Put the workout clothes on when you get out of bed. This is a cue to do your workout routine.
Routine-from the cue and trigger what is the routine? When are you going to do the new habit? Morning, afternoon, night, etc. How often? For how long? Example: Mornings, 5 days a week for 30 minutes per day.
Reward-how are you going to reward yourself for sticking to your plan and achieving your goals.