When I talk to people about habits, they often think that habits are for productive people. The truth is that we all need habits for about 40% of our choices for the day. You use habit to grocery shop, tie your shoes, brush your teeth, and for many more choices. The issue with habits is that if we are not intentional about them, we tend to let more bad habits creep into our lives. If you are not aware that you eat a bowl of ice cream every time life does not go, your way does not make it any less of a habit.

You use habit to grocery shop, tie your shoes, brush your teeth, and for many more choices.

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Why You Need Habits to Survive ?

Think about the first time you learn to do anything. Remember how much focused it required? You could not do anything but that one thing. Driving is one of the best examples of this. When you first begin to learn, you can't even put the radio on because of its too much stimulus. As you get used to driving, talking while driving becomes easy.

You need habits so that your brain can use less energy daily. Our mind wants to use as little energy as possible. It does this is by paying attention to the familiar actions you take and then locking them in as a habit. Every time you follow that habit, you can think less and less about it.

Now think about how much focus you need to parallel park. This happens because you don't parallel park enough to make it a habit. When you finally see that juicy spot and realize you need to parallel park to get in, you turn down the radio to focus. You put all your focus into getting the task done right. If we did not have habits, we would have to do this all day long.

  • Building Habits Allows Us To Let Things That Once Required Stressed Us Out To Become Second Nature.

You Need Habit Awareness to Begin ?

For you to understand how essential habits are required habit awareness. The chances are that you don't think about your habits very much. You live day to day with them, but they run in the background. To understand their impact and then develope the desire to make changes means you need to be aware.

You can do this two different ways. The best way is to write down everything you do for an entire day. When you write down all your actions, you start to notice bright patterns. The issue with doing this is that it can take a while to make it enough of a habit that you stay consistent with it

The second best thing you can do is pay attention to some of your negative ones to start. When I started paying attention, I noticed that I would celebrate a good week with a bag of gummies. Once I became aware of that habit, Albanese Gummies stopped making so much money from me.

  • Being Aware Of Your Own Daily Habits Is Key To Making Change

Decide Where You Need Habits to Be ?

If your dreams are going to survive, you need to ride the right habits to get there. The biggest thing that causes frustration is not having habits that are in line with where you want to be. This is where you start to steer your dynasty. If you can improve your habits, you increase your chances of success.

If all your daily choices line up with where you want to be, you will get there faster. You won't have to think about succeeding like you don't have to think about driving. You won't have to work as hard to be successful. It will feel easy because the everyday actions that you don't think about are positive ones.

One of the most straightforward examples to point to is being an author. If you want to be an author, the only way to be one is to write every day. You should write when you have nothing to say and when you have a lot to say. You should write no matter your mood or if you feel like it or not. The amateur waits for the right time, but the pro shows up and does it every day.

  • Having Habits In The Wrong Areas Doesn't Help Get You To You Goal.

Don't Dismiss The Power Habit ?

The power of habit is something that so many people push off to the side. They figure it does not matter or that it's not something for them, and that is a lie. You have to put some time into building your habits. Anything you want to change will be changed through your habits.

Do something every single day, and you are sure to reap the benefits if its a positive habit. If you want to lose weight, you need to work out and eat better every single day. If you're going to learn a new language, you work on that every single day.

What do you want to change and what are you willing to work at every single day. Nothing will hold you back in life if you can change a daily action. It does not matter your race, class, or levels of talent. You can be the worst in the world at something, but if you work on it every single day, it will change.

  • Your Habits, When They Are Pointed In The Right Direction Are Necessary For Progress

Ian Warner

About the author

I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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