Series How to Be Resilient: Good Habits for Changemakers — 5 Rules of Successful Habit Formation

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We’ve been having a good look at the habits that help and those that hinder your developing resilience. And my sense is that you are starting to feel the potential in working with habits until your true deep wellbeing and resilience are firmly in place. You may have decided that you want to change your life or you’ve got a stepping stone goal in mind.

What can you do to ensure that you achieve success?

You know that you will need to adopt certain success habits and the following rules will help you get there.

Plan

Success habits and resilience don’t just happen by accident. They are created by design. Creating a plan will increase the chances of your successfully creating a new habit and putting another piece into the jigsaw of your Resilient mindset.

Think of the plan like a roadmap. Include your starting point, the final goal and all the steps along the way. Don’t forget to note down potential stumbling blocks and how you will overcome them.

Many people include a vision board in their planning. This is a great way to see what your goal looks like and when placed somewhere that you will see it regularly can reinforce the goal you want to achieve. By the way, if you join our membership (free) below to get access to vision boarding magic. There are loads of free resources in our library.

Focus

You must be committed to your goal of creating the new habit you have decided upon. If you are not committed, then the chances of succeeding in attaining it reduce dramatically. It is important to believe that you will create your new habit and to be able to see yourself doing it.

Write down a positive statement that affirms you have created your new habit.

For example, if you want to create the success habit of waking early then you could write, ‘I wake at 5.00 am every day refreshed and ready to start my day. I use my extra time to stretch and do several yoga Sun Salutations for 20 minutes and to eat a healthy breakfast. I spend 30 minutes journalling. I visit my inner place of gratitude and then before I start my work I make sure that I plan my day. I check out my Vision Board to reinspire myself and I and make sure that I know which tasks are important for helping me to achieve my goal. Then I act.’

Know Yourself

Self-knowledge is crucial to creating new habits, as well as eliminating old ones.

You need to understand your strengths and weaknesses. It is important to know where you are right now, where you want to be and what needs to change.

By knowing yourself you can create an expansion mind-set. This ensures that you understand that action is important as by taking action you create change you dream of. It happens step by step as you deepen and broaden your mind and skills.

This article is part of my July series on Good Habits For Changemakers: How To Develop A Resilient Mindset … so watch this space for more ideas and support.
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Best-selling Digital Communicator on the Science, Psychology, Soma and Soul of Compassion in Action

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