Healthy Habits 101

habits healthy habits Sep 01, 2021

What is a habit?

Think of something you do everyday, let’s take brushing your teeth. Now ask yourself this, do you brush your teeth because you are super motivated to improve your dental health?

The answer is likely no. It is more likely you brush your teeth out of habit, something that has been drilled into you as a child. So put simply, a habit is a behaviour that has been repeated enough to become automatic. Now small habits can make a big difference. Just like putting small sums of money into your superannuation over time, a 1% improvement in a habit every week compounds over the long term but it is often hard to see the positive outcomes in the short term. So habit forming is all about making small, consistent efforts.

A brief word on motivation and willpower...

Motivation is great and helps us do some impressive things in life however when it comes to exercise, motivation or willpower isn’t something we want to rely on. It is volatile and changes day to day. There...

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