Usually I highlight a member on #transormationtuesday blogs. For the past few weeks I've been sharing with you tools 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 failed by Jan 15. 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 this 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 that we used or our New Year Healthy Habits Challenge called Habit Share.
Habit Share helps you create daily wins and celebrates your success. It's available for Android and iPhone users.
You can see that I have created 2 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 Habit Shares and I get rewarded. The longer my streak continues the more I feel like I'm winning. I also like who Habit Share tells you the percentage of time yo've completed your habit. Sometimes we just need to get a 70% streak for something to become established.
You can use Habit Share 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 Habit Share and download it your phone. â
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