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Creating New Habits for the New Year

The new year is a week old and the reality of your old way of doing things is still present. Behavioral science tells us that a new behavior only becomes a habit after 21 days of consistency. Here we are, one week later, and I wonder, how are you doing? Many of us have been on vacation from work, school, etc. so many goals and new habits may have been postponed until… further notice?

I encourage you, while the year is still young, to plan your goals or resolutions into your routine. Now that a week has passed, you can look objectively at what will realistically work and what will not. The goals that are time specific should be set within the appropriate time frame. For example, a goal to buy a new vehicle isn’t a rolling, daily routine. Set a month when you plan to do so. This way you can see what needs to be added into your day to day life and what’s ahead for you. This helps you pace yourself.

You can add in the new habits by setting reminders in your calendar to go off until the routine becomes apart of you. Remember, 21 solid days before the habit takes root. The days in addition to that will strengthen the behavior and put you on the path of accomplishing what you set out to do!

My best to you in your endeavors!


About Keila Harris

An MBA graduate with an unparalleled ability to keep a team focused on the goal with clear deliverables to produce for specific results. I am a self-starter. I began a nonprofit organization in 2012 called the DBMH Project, Inc. and then authored a book as well. I love the intersection of business and technology and solving problems alongside colleagues dedicated to their work. I like to focus on growth strategies through SMART goals and accountability. I believe power is in the execution of constant learning and open, humble self-improvement. Therefore I read incessantly and expand my network at every opportunity. #PayItForward #SuccessIsTheJourney


One thought on “Creating New Habits for the New Year

  1. Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

    Posted by Jerry Rodgers | 01/08/2013, 00:59

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