How To Create A Daily Routine Habit The Rule Of 4!
Each year we all start with good intentions. We want to be happier, healthier, do more of this or do less of that. We want to change our lives for the better and our intentions are always very good.
But each year after a few days, weeks we seem to have lost the will power to turn those good intentions into achievements. Ah ok next year we will try again. Why is this?
Well actually we are creatures of habit and we find it very hard to change things in our lives. A common mistake is that we need will power to change things, to make things happen. And up to a certain degree that is correct but will power is not endless. Will power is like fuel, you run out of it. And then you take a break and you will do it tomorrow or start over again, but it never happens you just stop whatever your good intentions were. Sounds familiar?
That is why we need to create a habit, like eating and drinking, sleeping. Your body has certain needs, if you can create a habit that your body needs the exercise, it will be much easier for you to give it to your body like food. If you are hungry you eat, if you are thirsty you drink, if your body needs the exercise you will do the exercise.
How To Create That Habit?
It is easier than you think. Start by creating an easy to follow habit. Follow this set up and you will create your own habit without any effort.
The Rule of 4
- Start achievable
- Team Up
These are your key points and you can use them for whatever good intention you have. You want to stop smoking? Lets take this as an example.
The Rule Of 4 – Stop Smoking
- Plan not to smoke and drink a glass of water each time you feel the urge for a smoke.
- Start with 1 week, make it an achievable goal no smoking for 1 week
- Tell your partner and have him/her ask you about it everyday or post it on facebook:
Hey guy’s I want to stop smoking and I need some encouragement this is my first day without a sigaret, etc…
- Measure your progress: Put the money aside that you would spend and see it grow.
You can think of many other ways to implement the rule of 4. This is just an example. Use it and you will succeed.