I got this one from a dieting book I happened to pick up during my Christmas shopping, and I’ve adopted the concept so fiercely I have a postet note on my fridge to remind me every morning:
Do something for 6 weeks and it becomes a habit, but do it for 3 months and it becomes a way of life.
I’ve decided not to take with resolutions this year, at least not in a sense of entirety. Instead I’m going to take three months at a time, and turn those good habits into a better lifestyle.
I’ve even got a home-made board to remind myself of my goals:
I’ve stuck it up in my bedroom and covered the 4 boxes with this quarter’s goals written on postet-notes. Through January to the end of March those 4 postets are my focuses – one of them is sleeping pattern. I’m going to work on an “early rise, early to bed” habit that I hope has stuck by the start of April. If it hasn’t I’ll keep that goal on the board up through June, and if it’s set I can replace it with something new.
So there you have it – turn those good habits to a good lifestyle and break down those resolutions into bitesize chunks. It’s easier to swallow, I promise you.