September my month of change – Day 11 – No more excuses just “Do it now”

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired of things not happening?  Time for  you to take action and say “ I don’t want this any more, enough is enough, I am going to start right now and do something that will move me towards achieving my goals”

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September my month of change (Day4) How to start new habits of change

Adapting new habits

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What you repeatedly do (i.e. what you spend time thinking about and doing each day) ultimately forms the person you are, the things you believe, and the personality that you portray.

 

It doesn’t matter if it’s working out or eating healthy or creating art, you can’t expect yourself to magically stick to a new habit overnight.

 

You will need to set up a system that makes it easier to start by linking the new habit with a current behaviour,  setting up a visible reminder for you to do the new habit and linking  this new habit to the benefit you will gain by adapting it..

 

In deciding to start new habits, try and only go after habits that are important to you. It’s tough to find a reward when you’re simply doing things because other people say they are important. I read a very interesting article recently that gives us the 3 Rs of habits and this has helped me when I want to start a new habit read more here (http://jamesclear.com/three-steps-habit-change)

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Another example of 3 R’s to break down a typical habit. For example, answering a phone call…

 

Your phone rings (reminder). This is the reminder that initiates the behaviour. The ring acts as a trigger or cue to tell you to answer the phone. It is the prompt that starts the behavior.

You answer your phone (routine). This is the actual behaviour. When your phone rings, you answer the phone.

You find out who is calling (reward). This is the reward (or punishment, depending on who is calling). The reward is the benefit gained from doing the behaviour. You wanted to find out why the person on the other end was calling you and discovering that piece of information is the reward for completing the habit.

 If the reward is positive, then you’ll want to repeat the routine again the next time the reminder happens. Repeat the same action enough times and it becomes a habit. Every habit follows this basic 3–step structure.

 

 Now Try this! ( get yout note book and actually write these down)

  • Decide what want your new habits to be.
  • What are the things you  do daily without fail?
  • How can you use these things as a cue to start my new habit?
  •  How can you make this new behaviour so easy to do that you can’t say no?

 

Do let me know how you get on!

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September my month of change (Day2) Motivate yourself to take action

Welcome to this second day of change!

I hope you are managing to take little actions each day to make your dreams a reality. I was just searching the internet and came across this little article which I find useful and hope will help to motivate you too!

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Motivating yourself to take action!

http://liveyourlifeonpurpose.com/6-ways-to-motivate-yourself-to-take-action/

Break your goals into smaller more attainable steps. Especially if you’re working toward a bigger goal, break it up into a series of small steps that you know you can achieve. After each step, celebrate and reward yourself for a job well done. With small steps, you’ll be more likely to stay on task because your rewards come often.

Know your limits. You know yourself best and only you can identify your personal limits. If you move too slowly, you’ll know deep down that you could be taking more action. However, when you try to do too much, you risk burnout. Figure out that magic point where you can achieve success without much stress, and you’ll remain motivated to keep taking action.

6-Steps-To-Stay-Focused-At-Work-2Take away your distractions. There are some things that might be more likely to distract you than others. Remove yourself from these situations when you know that you need to be taking action. For example, if you’re a social person, perhaps you’ll need to stay away from friends and family during the times you want to work. Also, avoid surfing the net, video games, and television when it’s time to work.

Ask for the help you need. Don’t be afraid to get help from others. There’s only so much you can accomplish in one day all by yourself. It’s true that sometimes you’ll have to accomplish certain things on your own, but if there’s any way at all that someone else can help, consider that possibility and ask them.

Find an activity that energizes you. Sometimes you’ll find that there’s a period in the day where you go into a slump. Maybe you have trouble starting your engines in the morning, or perhaps it’s the afternoon that causes you to feel sluggish. In these times, find some activity to re-motivate and energize you. One thing that can energize you is a good exercise routine. It’ll get your heart rate up and send fresh oxygen to your brain. This will refresh you, help you think more clearly, and make you feel more like doing your work.

Keep a tight schedule. A good schedule and organized plan will help keep you motivated and on track. In the beginning phases of planning your goals, be very specific when deciding what you need to do and when. This way, when you complete a step, you won’t have to spend time figuring out what you’re supposed to do next.

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If you want to succeed, you can do it through purposeful action. Just think about what you’ve done to accomplish goals in the past. Chances are you had a plan and followed through. It might not always be easy, but when you remain motivated, you’ll reach whatever goal you set out to accomplish!

 

Please feel free to share your comments and experiences!

September my month of change (Day1) #Newmonth #New Attitude

As we start a new month, it is alwasys good to take time out to review where you are now in your life,  where you want to be and how you are going to get thier! So why not get a piece of paper and do just that!

Take a few minutes to review your life

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Develop a positive attitude

In trying to achieve what we want to in life, we need to develop a positive mindset which says ” I can do this”

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30 days Challenge

If you are really serious about making changes to your life, I suggest for the next 30 days you join me, and  focus on what you want to really achive in life, and then plan the necessry actions you are going to take to do that.

What you need – Note book and pen

On the front cover of you book write – I can

First thing each morning ( or you can choose a time which is better for you)

  1. Try and develop a mental picture of how you want your life to be. Visualise your ideal life in detail
  2. Write down at least 7  things you want to acheive in life.
  3. Write down at least 7 things you will do that will move you towards achiving your goals as well as how you would feel when you have done them
  4. Write down 7 positive affirmations relating to what you want to achieve, then record you saying them aloud on your phone, then listen to them to help start your day with positivity!

Before you go to bed each night.

Review the 7 things you said you were going to do and make note of whether you did it or not ( if you found you have not done some of the things, do not be dissapointed, just add to the list for the next day)

Add some more positive affirmations to your list, record you saying them on your phone and then listen to them before you go to bed each night.

Accountability

Each day it would be good for you to share your experiences and let me know how you rea getting on! Tomorrow I will be sharing with you!

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