Why can it be so difficult to form new habits?
Have you ever signed up for something hoping to make it a daily habit, only to realize a few days later that it’s harder to integrate than you anticipated?
We’ve all been there. Sometimes building a new daily practice requires creating new structures, setting reminders, or asking for external nudges to help you build the habit.
At CheckingIn, we’re doing our best to create built-in prompts and reminders to make it as easy as possible for you to create a daily habit of checking in on your app. We also wanted to share a few other habit-forming tips that might help.
Tips to make a new habit stick:
- Create a milestone:
Set a time frame or other quantitative metric (such as number of check-ins) so you have a clear vision and goal for your personal commitment.
- Start simple:
Don’t try to change your whole life in a day. Start with something simple and attainable, and build from there.
- Make it daily:
Consistency is key. To start, make your aim simply to show up and don’t over complicate your goals. It becomes harder to form a habit when activities are done once every few days, or sporadically.
- Set a reminder:
- Set a reward: