Most of us look for solutions to our problems by repeating the same behaviors that cause them. However, it is highly unlikely to get different results by doing the same things. Everything lies in the small changes and adjustments that we make on a day-to-day basis.
Change is a challenge for many. We are used to doing, thinking and believing things that we consider true, so we resist making changes, even if we are not having good results.
Resistance to change can have many reasons, one of them can be the traditions in the family – we have all done this for generations – or by habit, we are beings who get used to doing things in a certain way, things that had previously worked fine for us, but not anymore.
According to Andy Stalman, considered one of the world’s leading brand experts: “When you start something you must have a big dream that you must approach step by step. The distance between what you are and what you want to be is what you do”.
Sometimes small changes manage to transform situations we are going through, experts point out that the sum of small actions directly impacts all areas of life. Transforming the way of thinking, moving and shaking ourselves to do different things and achieve different results is the key to starting with new habits.
The proposal is to focus our energy on achieving small changes that allow us to have great results. One of the best ways to meet goals and keep habits under control is through mini-habits: small actions that allow you to trigger a series of more complex actions.
Do you want to acquire a habit of caring?
Strategy: Drink a liter of water a day. Do 15 minutes of exercise.
Do you want to increase your productivity?
Strategy: wake up 30 minutes earlier than usual, plan your day and execute it.
Do you want to eat healthier?
Strategy: Omit something unhealthy from your diet and add something that is beneficial to your health.
Do you want to be more orderly?
Strategy: Start by ordering a drawer and keep it that way. Continue ordering small spaces progressively.
Do you want to feed your self-esteem?
Strategy: Change your haircut, indulge yourself. Set aside time each week to do something that you particularly like.
Knowing yourself allows you to know what you need to change, it is not necessary to make major modifications, start with the easiest thing to be able to develop your sense of achievement. Having successes helps you reinforce your efforts and when you achieve your small change, you continue with the second. Be patient and act, you will see how you discover yourself changing and wanting to do more for you. Remember, it is never too late to start your changes from the inside.