Did you make a New Year's resolution that you need help following through with? Want tips on how to make new habits stick? Keep reading for some of our top picks to make habits stick.
The 21-Day Rule
Some say it takes a minimum of 21 days performing a task to form a new habit, originating from Dr. Maxwell Maltz and his book Psycho-cybernetics and Self-fulfillment. Whether you believe the 21-day rule is a myth or not, you have nothing to lose by trying it out. Here are some books you might find helpful.
Use mindfulness to take advantage of our brain's habit-forming process to help make habits stick (or bad habits un-stick).
Some say the solution to getting habits to stick is to start small. Instead of starting a brand new diet, add something new to each meal. Instead of running for an hour, start running for 10 minutes. Break your cleaning chores into small, attainable goals, like cleaning off the table. Get more tips with these books on starting small.
There is certainly no shortage of books to help you make good habits and break bad ones, and these are on the top of the list for must-reads. Not sure where to start? Pick one of these and see where it takes you.
If you are interested in tracking your habits, you might consider starting (or adding to) a bullet journal. Bullet journaling is a great way to keep track of your habits and where you are in reaching your goals.
What books or methods have helped you stick with your habits? Share in the comments!