In this lecture we will discuss the H which represents the habits portion of the growth coaching process. When you complete this lecture, you will understand what questions you need to ask yourself to create better habits that can sustain your goals. So he has for habit. So, when you think about habits, you need to think about what type of new actions or behavior patterns you will regularly follow until these actions become almost involuntary to help you reach your desired goal, and when you think of a habit, a habit is an involuntary action or thought process that you use that you don't even have to think of. That's why it's a habit. You don't have to think about breathing.
It's a habit that you breathe. So how would you commit to your success over time? And what actions will you maintain To ensure you reach your goals, and how will you incorporate these new goals into your life to ensure continued success? So how will you sustain your success success? When you start the process of making new habits to obtain your goals to sustain your success, you may want to consider the seven step simple steps to developing good habits. This amounts to identifying the habit, make a decision and then commit to the change.
Discover your triggers and obstacles. devise a plan. employ visualization and affirmations. List support from family and friends and find healthy ways to reward yourself. So here are some habit type questions that you can use to think about how you're going to sustain your actions. To reach your goals.
So what are some good habits to that I already have that can help me reach my goal. What habits Do I need to change? To maintain my goal? What is my plan to sustain my success? And can I break this plan down into manageable steps? Can you sustain each of these steps until they become involuntary activities?
This usually takes 30 to 45 days. What activities are you going to have to give up to allow for this new habit to be developed? Perhaps you gotta watch less TV so that you can take courses on Udemy which is always great. So here's some additional questions that you can ask. Have you committed to the change that will result in this habit? Will you tell others about the habit you are trying to form and why you're doing it.
And can you develop an affirmation statement around this habit to remind yourself of its importance to your success. So start with one habit and choose your activities widely. The mistake I've made in the past is to start with a lot of new habits all at once. And a lot of people do this. Like, you know, at the beginning of the year, people make a whole bunch of new year's resolutions but never stick to them. Because they usually make a long list of different habits they're trying to obtain.
That long list of new goals and habits you want to accomplish can be overwhelming, and most people just simply give up. So I suggest you start with one small habit at a time. And once that habit becomes part of you, and it's a habit, you can start working on the next one. The next step is to write down your habit that you want to form. So write down your habit somewhere where you can see it every day. Maybe you could write it on a post it note and put it on your desk or vanity mirror.
I personally write it down in my day planner every day, so I don't forget. But obviously, just writing it down won't help you achieve that habit. You need to set reminders and fit them into your schedule. This is the one thing that has helped me stick to a habit because I can set a reminder for it. For example, a while back, I wanted to start practicing gratitude every day. But there would be some days where I just simply forget to do it, and affirmations as well.
So what I did was I set an alarm on my watch during the day. And when it went off, I spent 15 minutes a day writing down in my journal for one I was grateful for. And I'd also repeat my affirmation statements. Once I did this for about a month, it became a part of me, I didn't really need that reminder anymore. But I mean, it's still there. But usually I do it without the reminder.
And when it goes off, I just acknowledge it. Not only did this help me remember to practice gratitude, but by doing this, it helped me rewire my brain to feel grateful for everything that I have, instead of focusing on what I lack. Step four, the habit processes tracking your progress. So every day Do your best to track your process. Sit down and reflect on the day because you need to see how you're doing. And if you're actually practicing the habit that you're set out to do every day.
And Step five is celebrating your wins. If every week that goes by You are progressing and the habit is becoming part of you. Don't forget to reward yourself a little. It's not easy to keep up good habits. It takes discipline and practice for habit to become part of you to be involuntary. We usually tend to go after one thing and then once we attain it, we go after the next thing.
We never sit down and appreciate all the hard work we put into accomplishing one goal. So make sure you celebrate your wins before moving to the next one. So I have a couple tips on you know checking in with yourself so you can stay on the right track. As you move forward developing healthier habits pay special attention to how you feel as you incorporate them into your life. Does your new practice seem to fit into your lifestyle and personality is easy to maintain the the new habit or Do you think you may need to try something new? If you find that you haven't kept up with the new plans as you'd hoped, rather than beating yourself up about it, congratulate yourself for noticing and change your plans so that you can reincorporate that habit.
This is very important as a first step in building a new plan that will better serve you. And if you're, you know, just trudging along with it, but you've decided that you really may need to try something else instead, at least you know, what doesn't work for you. And now you can try something else, so that you can end up reaching your goals. Tip two is staying informed. When I want to gratitude become a habit, and something that I did every day. I read books about gratitude, I watch videos, I read articles, so that I wouldn't forget about it.
And and it helped me Make it a part of me, so that I'm a different person now and I can better appreciate what I have. Tip number three, don't be too hard on yourself. You have to be patient with yourself and have confidence that you can achieve any good habit you want. As long as you never give up. There will be some days. Trust me, there'll be some days that you forget.
But don't let that discourage you. Just see every day as a fresh new start, stick to your habit and never give up because in due time, it will become part of you. So in this lecture, we've talked a lot about habits in the growth coaching process. I hope you found the information useful and informative. If you have any questions, please let us know. And we'll see you in the next video.