Non-negotiables are Essential for Making New Habits

by - 2/19/2020

You are looking to make a lifestyle change.
You've been working on it for awhile now.

However you are starting to feel like you are walking in place.
Making progress - somewhat ...

when will you just arrive where you want to be?
when will it just happen?!!

I understand if you're starting to feel frustrated.
Any journey you take can feel like that,
especially if you are slightly impatient.

Here is the secret though.
You have to take daily action.

This is where the non-negotiables come into play.

A non-negotiable is something you absolutely have to do in
order for you to get to where you want to be.

What the non-negotiable is 100% depends on your journey.

For example, if you are on a health journey and looking to heal your gut
a non-negotiable may be one (or more) of the following:
- starting the morning with a probiotic
- starting the morning with celery juice
- avoiding gluten completely
- avoiding dairy completely
- taking supplements to heal your gut lining
... it is something that is getting you closer to your goal.
It is also something you have to do every day to get to your goal.

Another example if you are looking to grow your online business
could be one of the following:
- post to social media
- connect with 10 people
- check emails + respond
- respond to comments on social media platforms
- brain storm program ideas or content ideas

Whatever your non-negotiable is, it will get you closer to your ultimate goal
and it is something you have to do every single day in order to get to your goal.

(excerpt from Wake Up, Girl! A 6 Week Journey to Learning Yourself - 2020 Journal)

So how do you put this all together and actual make a new habit?

1. You decide what it is you want to change in your life.
2. Figure out your ultimate goal.
3. List all the steps you need to take to get to your goal.
4. Come up with the one activity you must do every day to get to your goal.
5. Schedule it into your day.

Bonus - include more than one activity, if possible, to get you closer to your goal more quickly.

Keep in mind, you don't want to feel overwhelmed.

Any change can feel a little disruptive at first until you get used to it.
One of the best ways to succeed with this is to introduce one small change at a time.

Eventually the small changes will just become a new habit.

You got this!

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