Usually I highlight a member on #transormationtuesday blogs. Today I'm sharing with you a tool to help you create your own #transformationtuesday story.
It's natural at an auspicious transition time, such as the New Year, to commit to a resolution or try to establish a new habit. Most research shows that the second Friday in January is the fateful day when most of our annual commitments start to crumble. Holy Moly! That means most of our best intended "This Year I will..." statements we made on New Year's Day will fail on Jan 15. That's only 10 days away! Surely there must be a way for us to stick to our resolutions?
Yes, there is. For one, you can make better goals. Check out yesterday's blog post on this very subject.
You can also harness the positive power of MOMENTUM to help you stay motivated. Many folks erroneously believe that those who successfully lose weight, or quit drinking, or quit smoking, or stick to a fitness routine have some deep well-spring of intrinsic motivation. Nope, successful people create small, consistent wins that help them build a streak to keep them motivated.
Consistency creates momentum and momentum creates motivation. Think about it, when you are starting something new, a small success feels so good that you want to continue. This is true for everything in life. All you need is one small win, then another, then another, string together a bunch of consistent small wins and you're on your way baby!
That's the idea behind a very cool app called Streaks (sorry Android and Window users, it's for Apple geeks only.)
Streaks helps you create daily wins and celebrates your success. I recently started using it to help me with my own New Year's resolutions. Here's a screenshot of my computer based Streaks App. You can also download it to your iPhone, iPad or Apple watch.
You can see that I have created 5 daily habits for which I want to create a winning streak. At the end of each day, or whenever I complete the daily habit, I check it off in Streaks and I get rewarded. The longer my streak continues the more I feel like I'm winning.
You can use Streaks for daily, weekly or monthly habits. You can also set it up to help you break bad habits like smoking, gambling, etc.
You can set reminders and totally customize it for your life. It's pretty darn cool.
Click on the image above to learn more about Streaks and download it your Apple device.
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