There is a major theme happening in the majority articles and podcasts regarding creativity that I have found: develop healthy habits. And I don’t mean eating a bunch of vegetables everyday (although that is also something which can benefit your overall well being). What I am talking about is developing healthy habits that minimize the never-ending scrolling through social media, tv watching, or Netflix-ing or whatever is keeping you from achieving your goals (by the way, I am guilty of everything that I just listed – eep!).
Even though I have read and watched a lot of articles and YouTube videos discussing good habits and how to maintain them, I still had trouble sticking to them until I read How I Became a Morning Person, Read More Books, and Learned a Language in a Year . For months I have been trying to create good habits so I can break away from the black hole that is social media… and Netflix… and whatever else. This article breaks down how to really establish a habit and stick to it. The main take away from the article is that if you do something everyday for five or ten minutes (a small start), then you will likely develop a good habit. Further, if you associate the habit with a positive reward, then the chances of sticking to the habit are higher.
Even though I just read the article last week, I really wanted to share it with everybody because it is extremely valuable information and, imho, super helpful. Currently, I am working on learning Spanish, something that I have promised myself for years to do. But the prospect of learning a new language seemed so overwhelming… until I read the article (the article also recommends a couple of language learning apps). So far, I have practiced my Spanish everyday for a week, which is way more practice than I’ve had in more than a few years.
What are you waiting for?! Create and maintain a good habit that will get you closer to your goals and dreams by doing a little everyday so you can achieve more every year.