New habit today

Blogger John Richardson says an alternative to an avalanche of New Year’s resolutions is to commit to one new habit a month throughout the year.

Each month of this year develop one new habit. Make it simple and doable. At the end of each month decide on a new “habit? for the next month and continue doing the existing habit. At the end of the year 12 habits will be developed. All of these habits will be written down and be simple enough that I can verify if they have been done. Experts say that most actions take at least 21 days to become “habits? so a month should be ample time for it to become routine.

The key to developing new habits is to make them trackable actions. For example, instead of resolving to “drink more water,? John says he started drinking two quarts of water a day – a specific and measurable goal.


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