Here I share with you a quick tip on how to easily build consistent habits to help you shed the extra weight and keep it off.
I believe that when you focus on mastering and executing weight loss behaviors consistently the weight will easily come off.
But in American culture we reverse this process and it becomes keeping your eye on the prize. This becomes frustrating when we’re not getting any closer to our goal so we lose motivation.
Everyone who successfully loses weight follows the same process and if you replicate their process you will achieve the same results.
So it becomes how do we master the process?
Check out this tip I got from James Clear from his article called How To Stop Procrastinating.
Clear wrote about how Jerry Seinfeld produces top quality comedic material year after year to win the nomination of being the Top 100 Comedians of All-Time.
How many of us are able to be at the top of our game year after year and perform at a high level consistently?
Very few of us. Most of us lack the discipline to keep up a new habit even for a week!
We’d like to cook healthier but only when we have time and work just gets so busy.
We’d like sleep 8 hours a night evenings are the only times we get to relax so we like to stay up.
We’d like to exercise more but regularly but our work schedules get in the way.
So how do the very best beat procrastination and stay at the top of their game?
This is Seinfield’s tip that he implements even to this day,
- Get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on the page and hang it up and a big red magic maker.
- Each day you complete your habit put a big red X on that day. After a few days you’ll have a chain that grows longer every day. After a few weeks you’ll like seeing the chain.
Your job is NOT to break the chain.
Use this to monitor how consistent you with your habits that you want to start.
- track that you ate enough protein for the day
- you got at least 7 hours of sleep last night
- you put in your 30 minutes of exercise everyday
Pick one habit and use it for your wall calendar. Draw an X on the calendar for each day you complete your intended habit.
About 80% of what we do during the day is based on habit.
Our behavior is just automatic. When healthy behaviors become a habit the energy it takes to maintain the habit is nil and it becomes easy.
Instead of checking your weight on the scale everyday focus on performing healthy habits everyday and you will reach your goals.
Remember to cultivate only the habits that you allow to master you.
When you create new habits you are the master of them but later on they become the master of you. This is the power of habits.