During the month of January most people set out to create new habits with the best intentions. However, recent University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals. Oops. Talk about a dismal rate of return. Here’s how to make those new habits stick securely:
1. Habits have greater sticking power when you make them routine. Practice your new habit at the same time every day.
2. Write down your goal and post it where you’ll see it first thing every day (Post-its on the bathroom mirror work wonders).
3. Have an accountability partner(s). It’s much harder to weasel out of doing something when you have to answer to someone else.
4. Keep track of your progress. Give yourself a gold star (available at your local office supply store) each time you stick with it.
5. Just do it!!!
Need a little extra nudge? There’s an app for that, apparently…