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Christy Garcia

I’m an entrepreneur, wife and a mom of 2 lovely daughters.

I want to encourage busy working entrepreneurs to enjoy and embrace our individual stories through balancing work/life, spiritual growth, all while getting to know God better and in doing our thing God’s way!

Are you inviting chaos with bad habits?

Forming new habits into a three step process

Can new habits help you cultivate calm?

Is it possible that your habit is overwhelm? Have you been unintentionally embracing the stress of busyness and tiredness? Does the constant go seem to leave you feeling depleted and on edge?

I want to give you a few quick tips on how to form new habits. I like to break down forming new habits into a three step process that makes it easy to follow until we’ve internalized the new behavior and made it a true habit – something we do automatically without having to think about.

Decide What You Want To Do and Commit

The first step is to decide what you want that new habit to be. Be as specific as possible. If your new habit is to pray everyday, don’t just tell yourself you want to pray more. Instead say something like “I will pray every day for 10 minutes”. Deciding what your new habit will be and committing to when and how you’re going to do it, is half the battle.

Set yourself up for success with convenience and reminders

The next few days should be smooth sailing. You’re motivated and excited to get this done. The road to a calmer balanced life seems within reach. Sticking to your new habit isn’t an issue. But a few days in you’ll notice that it’s easy to slip back into old habits.
Maybe you missed your morning alarm or maybe your day just gets away from you. This is when it’s important to have a daily reminder and convenience incorporated in. Set an alert on your phone or add the new habit to your daily to-do list for a while.

Make It Part Of Your Routine Until It Becomes A Habit

Which brings us to the last step. It takes some time before a new behavior becomes a true habit. Until then, a routine will work to your best advantage. Even before the new behavior becomes automatic, a routine will help you get it done without having to spend a lot of willpower or relying on daily reminders.

Try making prayer journaling a part of your morning routine or begin preparing for bed an hour early to ready yourself for a night of adequate sleep.

It’s that simple, decide to create the new habit, practice the routine until it’s second nature and you’ll be well on your way to forming a new good habit. If you incorporate these tips you are well on your way to creating habits that will help you cultivate calm and build more balance!

Hope this encourages you to evaluate your current habits and work towards building habits that will help you find calm in the midst of the chaos!

Blessings,

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