If you’re setting resolutions or goals this year, they need to be done right. Otherwise, they might not stick past January (yeah, we’ve been there). The key to behavior and lifestyle change is to create a habit — something that starts out as a choice but eventually becomes second nature. When you create a new habit, the behavior is repeated regularly until it becomes automatic, even on a subconscious level.
But building new habits is tough, especially health-related ones. When life gets busy, our default behavior kicks in and our healthy habits get left behind. And this is where most people give up. We hit a bump in the road and get totally off track. We feel like we’ve failed and that’s the end of it. But it doesn’t have to be this way!