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BIND YOUR NEW HABIT TO AN ALREADY EXISTING ONE

Establishing new habits can be difficult, as we are such creatures of habit who are just living on auto-pilot most of the time. So a trick to implementing new habits, is to bind your new habit to an already existing one 🌿✨

Perhaps you know the feeling – you want to start that new healthy habit! You’re all excited, and ready to just DO it! You remember to do it for the first week, then wupsi, you forget one day. Then two more, and suddenly you’ve forgotten about that new habit you wanted to implement, because it’s not a natural part of your daily routines.

So how exactly do you implement these new habits, and remind yourself of them?

First tip – write it down! Things are way more likely to happen if you write them down, and set an actual goal.

But second of all – bind your new habit, to an already existing one.

What does that mean?

It means that if you fx want to start using positive affirmations in your daily life, that you then tie that new habit to an already existing one – like brushing your teeth. You could fx put a post-it with positive affirmations on your bathroom mirror, and then when you brush your teeth, you could read them to yourself.

Or perhaps you want to start to start meditating, then tie that habit to your existing habit of making a cup of tea: after I make my morning tea, I will go meditate for 5 minutes.

This method is also known as “Habit stacking”, which says that one of the best ways to build a new habit is to identify a current habit you already do each day, and then stack your new behaviour on top. This method I got directly from James Clear’s book “Atomic Habits”, which I will highly recommend you to read!

So tell me, what new habit do you want to implement in your life? And which existing habit can you then tie it to? 🌿

Do you want to make changes in your life? Real lifestyle changes? It can be the hardest thing sometimes to do it all by yourself, therefore it can be so beneficial to have someone to support you and keep you accountable.

You can read more about my 3- & 6-month Holistic Health Coaching Programs right here 🌿🌿


Inspiration Self-development

SMALL WINS BUILDS MORE SELF-CONFIDENCE

Do you know the feeling of setting big goals and dreams, but keep letting yourself down because you can’t stick to them? The key here is that small wins builds more self-confidence! 💕✨

“If you want to be responsible, keep your promises to others. If you want to be successful, keep your promises to yourself” – Marie Forleo

If you are like me, you are extremely good at keeping all your promises to others. You don’t like to disappoint people, so you always keep your promises to others – also if sometimes means not keeping the promises you’ve made to yourself.

Does that sound familiar?

But I have something important to tell you, of course we should stick to things we promise others – but it is just as important to stick to the things you promise yourself!

If you keep saying to yourself that “from now on I’m gonna do….” or “every day I’ll do …” – and then you keep NOT doing it, then guess what? You’re going to disappoint yourself more and more. You’ll keep letting yourself down. This will tear down your belief and trust in yourself, and your love for yourself.

And I know it can be the hardest thing sometimes to stick to the promises you’ve made with yourself, because then life comes around and you have too many things going on and then it’s easier to just stick to the obligations you have made to others, and then “skip” those you’ve made with yourself.

But the BEST thing you can do for yourself is to keep those promises you make to yourself! This will build your own trust and belief in yourself, it will boost your self-confidence and your self-love!

How do you do that successfully?

You start small. Like, really small. And I know this is so hard, because you’re probably really ambitious and have big dreams (I feel you, I’m the exact same – and I’m ALL about dreaming big and going after the big things). But if you fx want to implement a new habit, then instead of going from fx never practicing yoga, to saying “I want to practice yoga every day for 30 minutes!”, the goal is beautiful – but be realistic and start small and build yourself more and more up.

Start with saying that you want to fx practice yoga every morning for 5 minutes, or once a week for 30 minutes. Stick to this smaller habit for a while, and make it a successful experience for yourself

In that way you’ll feel empowered every time you accomplish that “smaller win”, and perhaps you’ll even start doing a longer practice now that you’re already at it – that’s just a win-win!

But my best advice would be to start small, and then build it up – and feel the self-love and your self-confidence boost along the way as you keep your promises to yourself! 💕✨

Self-development

HOW TO ESTABLISH NEW HABITS SUCESSFULLY

Do you know the feeling of having lots of new habits that you want to implement into your life? But do you also know the feeling of not following through, and thereby you end up keep disappointing yourself and feeling more discouraged by not being able to establish these new habits? Then this blogpost is for you. Here we’re going to talk about how to establish new habits successfully 🙌✨

I bet you know the feeling of wanting to establish lots of new habits, but just not being able to follow through. I know I’ve done this so many times in the past. I’ve set lots of goals for myself, but hadn’t been able to follow through and thereby I kept disappointing myself more and more.

However, over the past 1,5 year I’ve really found the golden way to set goals and habits and being able to stick to them and fulfill them – which have not only made me much more happy, but also boosted my own self-confidence and trust in myself. And I want to share those tips with you, so that you can feel the same way!

  1. Identify Your Goal or New Habit
    First of all, you need to make it clear to yourself what it is you want to achieve, or what habit you want to incorporate into your life.
    Do you want to write a book? Do you want to make yoga a regular exercise practice in your life?

    Find out what it is that you want – and also, be very honest with yourself. Do YOU actually want it? Or is this goal or habit something society has conditioned you into thinking that you want. Tune into yourself and feel what it is that you really want.
  2. Now Take Your Goal and Break it Down
    Break your goal, or habit, into small bite-size pieces, so that it becomes very easy to take action on these pieces – rather than the whole pie.
    You might want to write a book, but if you have “write the book” written on your to-do list then you’ll too easily get paralysed over the big task that is, and you won’t really know where to start – which might lead to you not starting at all.

    Break down the big goal into smaller tasks, fx such as:
    Write a book (overall goal)
    Smaller tasks could be:
    – find out what it should be about
    – do research on the topic
    – divide it up into sections
    – write ideas for each chapter
    – start writing 1 chapter
    – then the next and so on
    – edit

    You see? In this way you have some very concrete action steps you can start on, and you know what each step entails which makes it much easier to begin!

  3. Take Small Steps
    We might want to establish many new habits; start running, make a smoothie every day, exercise x times a week, work on projects etc.
    This is all great – ambitions is wonderful! However, start small. Start with one habit, break it down and be consistent with it until it’s just part of your daily routine and it truly is a habit that you just do. Then once you’ve established one habit successfully, then you can start implementing another one.

    Don’t try to implement too many habits all at once. Rather start small and celebrate the small successes – in that way you’ll gain more and more confidence and self-trust that you’re able to accomplish what you set yourself to.

    For a process like this I can highly recommend finding a coach to help you set small, manageable goals and to help keep you accountable! Ps, keep an eye out, I’ll soon start opening up for working 1:1 with clients (feel free to send me a message on Instagram or comment below if you might be interested in it, or want to hear more about it).

So let me hear – which new habit do you want to establish in your life? Or do you have a big goal you want to achieve? ✨

Read also: Book Recommendation – Atomic Habits
*Ps, I can highly recommend this book for more tips on how to successfully establish new habits!


Self-development

IMPLEMENTING NEW HABITS TAKES TIME

Implementing new habits takes time. It’s so important to be patient with yourself, and rather set smaller, more achievable goals, than overly ambitious habits ✨

Implementing new habits takes time. It’s the most common thing to want to change something, or start a new habit and thinking that you will just go all in and go from fx not working out to working out 5 times a week.

And then what happens? It gets overwhelming, and then you quit one day, then you feel like you’ve failed and you go down the rabbit hole and thinks that it doesn’t matter then and then you quit it all, and you’ve disappointed yourself.

Does that sound familiar? I know the feeling, I’ve done it many times myself with all kind of things, and I know this is such a common thing for so many people. We want to do it all at once.

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But the secret to succeeding, and making yourself happy and proud, is to set smaller, more achievable goals for yourself.

Instead of saying to yourself that you will go from not working out to start working out 5 days a week, then begin with just 1 day. Just focus on exercising 1 day at week for a longer period of time. You will gain way more satisfaction from being able to stick to this ‘simple’ habit. This small success experience will give you even more motivation, and when you feel like the 1 day workout a week is just a natural part of your life, then you can add 1 more day etc.

Small, but steady progress makes all the difference towards creating healthy, sustainable habits for yourself ✨

TIP If you find it hard to stay accountable to yourself, then find someone who can help you. Find a friend, family member, boyfriend/girlfriend or a coach who can help you and encourage and support you on the side.

Book recommendation: Atomic Habits

Inspiration

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, CHANGE YOUR SMALL HABITS

Har du nogensinde tænkt på, at vores liv er lavet af alle vores små hverdagsvaner?

Hvis du har en vane med at motionere dagligt og spise sundt, så har du en rigtig god forudsætning for at have en sund krop.

Hvis du har en vane med at tænke negative tanker om dig selv, så har du større risiko for at have et dårligt selvværd.

Hvis du har en vane for at at bruge stofposer istedet for plastikposer når du handler ind, så vil det på sigt betyde rigtig meget for hvor meget plastik du undlader at kreere i denne verden.

Se faktisk, så er det alle de små vaner i vores liv der har den store betydning for hvordan at vores liv egentlig ser ud.

Hvilket også betyder, at hvis du vil ændre noget i dit liv. Så prøv at ændre små ting og giv det lidt tid. Vaner tager tid at ændre (21 dage siges det ifølge undersøgelser), så vær tålmodig med dig selv.

Hvis du for eksempel gerne vil være sundere, men du drikker en masse sodavand, så prøv på at skær ned på det, eller skære det helt væk.

Hvis du gerne vil have et bedre selvværd, så prøv at blive bevidst om hvad du faktisk fortæller dig selv i dit sind hver dag, og ændre det bevidst.

Jeg er selv helt vild med Albert Einstein citatet, der lyder således: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” (vi kan ikke ændre vores problemer med den samme tankegang we brugte til at skabe dem med).
Simpelt sagt, vi bliver nødt til at gøre noget nyt end hvad vi hidtil har gjort, hvis vi vil have et andet resultat end hvad vi har fået indtil videre.

English:

Have you ever thought about that our lives are made up of our small everyday habits?

If it is a habit of yours to exercise daily and eat healthy, then you are pretty sure to have a very healthy body.

If it is a habit of yours to think negative thoughts about yourself, then you are more likely to suffer from a bad self-esteem.

If it is a habit of yours to use reusable canvas bags instead of plastic bags whenever you go shopping, then this will mean that you avoid creating a lot of plastic waste in your life.

So actually, it is all the small habits in our everyday life that has adds up and decide how our lives actually look like.

Which also means that if you want to change something in your life, then try to change some small things and give yourself time. It takes time to change a habit, so be patient with yourself.

Hvilket også betyder, at hvis du vil ændre noget i dit liv. Så prøv at ændre små ting og giv det lidt tid. Vaner tager tid at ændre (21 days is what research say), så vær tålmodig med dig selv.

If you, for instance, want to be healthier, but you drink a lot of soft drinks, then try to cut down on it, or cut it completely out of your life.

If you want to have better self-confidence, then pay attention to how you think about yourself in your mind, and consciously change it for the better.

I absolutely love the Albert Einstein quote that sounds like this: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them“.
Simply said – we have to do something differently from what we have done so far, if we want another result than what we have gotten up until now.

Happiness Inspiration

GOOD BOOKS – BETTER THAN BEFORE

Jeg har lige læst bogen ‘Better Than Before – Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives‘ * af Gretchen Rubin, og tænkte at jeg lige ville komme med en lille anmeldelse af den, hvis det kunne være noget for nogen af jer derude. Gretchen Rubin har også skrevet bøgerne ‘The Happiness Project’ og ‘Happier at Home’, som har fået stor succes. Jeg ELSKEDE denne bog.

Gretchen går i dybden med det med at etablere gode vaner, for at få sig et bedre liv. Hun identificerer mennesker under forskellige kategorier, og siger at hvis man lærer sig selv bedre at kende, og ved hvordan man er – så kan man også ændre nogle ting i sit liv, sådan så man ved hvordan man skal agere i forskellige situationer. Det kan være noget så simpelt som fx, at jeg ved at jeg kan blive irritabel og få det dårligt, hvis jeg bliver alt for sulten. Dette kan jeg så sørge for ikke sker, ved altid at have noget mad eller en snack med. Det hele handler om at vide hvad der hjælper en til at få et bedre liv, og vælge at se på livet som at man enten kan acceptere hvor man er, eller gøre noget ved det og ændre på hvor man er.

Super fin bog, især hvis man er interesseret i vaner, og glæde. Jeg har lige købt hendes bog ‘The Happiness Project’, og det er en af de næste bøger jeg snart skal igang med, og den glæder jeg mig virkelig også til at læse.

Har du læst nogen af Gretchen Rubin’s bøger? Og hvad syntes du om dem?

I’ve just read the book ‘Better Than Before – Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives‘ * by Gretchen Rubin, and I thought that I would make a little review of it, in case some of you out there wanted to read it as well. Gretchen Rubin is also the Author behind ‘The Happiness Project’ and ‘Happier at Home’, which are both New York Times bestellers. I LOVED this book.

Gretchen goes into depth with establishing good habits, in order to get a better life. She identifies people under different categories, and says that if you learn to know yourself better, and know how you are – then you can also change some things in your life, so that you know how to act in different situations. This can be as simple as fx, I know that I can get irritated and feel bad, if I get too hungry. I can make sure that this doesn’t happen, by simply just bringing some food or snacks along with me all the time. It’s all about knowing what can help you to get a better life, and choose to look at the things in your life and either accept them, or change them.

It’s a lovely book, especially if you are interested in habits, and happiness. I’ve just bought her book ‘The Happiness Project’ and it’s one of the next books that I’m going to read, and I’m looking so much forward to it.

Have you read any of Gretchen Rubin’s books? And what did you think about them?

Read also: How not following your dreams, can keep your passion alive

 

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