Most of the daily habits we perform every day are to imitate the people we admire. We imitate the people we envy.
People of high stature will enjoy the approval of other people, the respect and praise of other people. And this means that if other people's behavior can bring us approval, respect and praise, then we consider it attractive.
We also try to avoid behaviors that diminish our status. We are constantly asking ourselves what other people will think of me and changing our behavior depending on the answer.
But it all shows that we have shifted our focus from our inside to the outside. We live not our lives. We live the lives of strangers.
If this is important to us, then it means that we have very low self-esteem and are afraid to be ourselves. We are afraid to meet the REAL ME!
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When forming a new habit, you should follow the two-minute rule, which says, "Any new habit cannot last more than two minutes."
For example, you:
Want to get used to reading every day -> Begin reading one page a day.
Want to start running - > Put on sneakers and go for a walk.
Want to write a book -> Write one-two sentences a day.
Want to be fit -> Do 10 push-ups every day.
Want to learn to play guitar -> Everyday for 2 minutes begin to play the selected scale.
The main idea is to make the habit very simple.
If you want to acquire the habit, use visual information. Prepare a sheet table with 91 columns, print and put it in the most visible place. The first column is intended to name the action that you need to perform in order to get a habit, all the remaining columns are intended to indicate the day number from 1 to 90. Your goal is to put an "X" mark on the action for a particular day each day. And so with all actions, all days. You can't miss a single day. If you miss a day, then you re-prepare the blank sheet table and start over.
By performing the action every day without missing a single day will form a habit after 90 days. Not after 21, not after 30, not even after 60, only after 90 days!
There are two forms of motivation: external and internal. External motivation is related to things / services: house, car, clothes, jewelry, travel, spa, etc. Internal motivation is related to what you want to become. The strongest and long-lasting motivation is internal. The more you are proud of any aspect of your personality, the more will be your inner motivation to have habits that will improve that aspect. When we feel proud, we will do our best to acquire appropriate habits.
To maintain a habit, you need to make it part of your personality.