7 Steps to Developing Good Habits

by Matt Abner

Developing a good habit is not something that happens overnight. You have to work really hard to change yourself and your attitude towards life in general. Over time, you will develop the right habits and be a better person.

The first step is to discover what your problems are. Self-awareness helps you realize what is wrong with your habits so you can eradicate them. It also helps you in creating plans to change yourself for the better.

Once you have identified these problems, start changing your ways but don’t put too much pressure on yourself. These changes have to be gradual. Organic changes are better than drastic changes. They are ineffective as you might go back to your old ways.

After achieving a milestone, reward yourself. Go to a fancy restaurant for a nice meal or visit a place you have always wanted to visit. This motivates you to do better in improving yourself. Just don’t treat yourself to something you have been working hard to avoid like drinking alcohol or smoking.

Soon, you will realize that you have already changed as a person. The bad habits that you used to have are totally gone. You are now a better person with a more optimistic view in life.

The infographic below discusses more tips on how to develop good habits. Make use of this information to help you change your bad ways. Again, there should be no pressure to change right away. Just take it slow. This is how good habits are formed.

7 Steps to Developing Good Habits (SBO)

Infographic by Matt Abner