Why good habits are important.
I went to a sneaky trip to Melbourne a few weeks ago for a friends birthday.
I flew in at 11am, got to their house at 12:30, got ready, went out, got home at 3am.
The following day I was back on the plane by 9:30am and had a day of recovering from a big night.
For those two days I was completely out of whack.
Not enough protein, no veggies, not enough steps, missed my training and not following any of my good habits.
But I didn’t feel guilty, I didn’t stress out and I wasn’t freaking out that I’d ruined everything.
This is because I’ve created such good habits for my life that I CRAVE routine, I CRAVE good habits and having structure and feeling good.
So after the two days, I was straight back into it, if I waited any longer it would have been harder for me to get back into it.
My body was ready to get back into it’s healthy habits because I know how good it makes me feel.
So here’s the thing, the more you build up good habits and the more you follow them the easier it gets.
This is because you are changing your identity
The more you practice them, the higher the chance they become your identity.
When they’re apart of your identity, it’s much easier to get straight back into it when you veer off track.
This is why changing your habits and building good routines is so important.
The best thing you can do is to start small and work on building them one at a time.
When you think about the good habits you want to build into your life and you can think of one or two things that you want to do.
That is where you start.
The reason you want to start with small habits it’s because you can build off them.
It’s easier to start with one thing at a time and build off it from there.
If you take on too many things then you’re going to set yourself up for failure.