Ever told yourself you’re going to make a positive change in your life? Then, before you know it, you’re right back where you started.
Don’t worry you’re not alone. In fact, 95% of us who begin new habits revert to the old habits within a year. Change isn’t easy, but it is possible for those willing to try something different.
Doing something different is the key to making a habit stick.
Sure, but how?
To do this, we need an infusion, a reminder, or a trigger to shift our minds to focus on that positive change.
Want to know a quick and available way to do it? Use today’s technology – the simplicity of your cell phone.
Your cell phone?
Here me out.
According to Pew Research Center, 90% of people have a mobile device in reach 100% of the time. This means your phone is with you more than anyone.
Imagine if your phone became the little angel in your head to remind you to do something good. It can with your help.
You can program your cell phone with its alarm. You can set your cell phone alarm to remind you to do whatever change it is you are striving to do. With the little reminder several times a day, your cell phone becomes a valuable ally to help you change for the better.
Need a example?
Here’s a couple.
1. Want your lower back to feel better?
Set your cell phone alarm to remind you to get up out of your chair, computer station, etc.,
Stand upright and squeeze your butt cheeks together for 3 seconds. Squeeze tightly and hold. Repeat 10 times.
That’s not too bad is it?
Since most folks with lower back pain typically have weak glutes (butt muscles), simply squeezing your butt for 3 seconds for 10 repetitions can make a positive difference for your back. So set your cell phone to make this a habit 2-3 times a day.
2. Want to be a calmer and more relaxed person?
Set your cell phone to remind you to take 2-3 minutes to induce 3-4 yawns.
Yawning is a very powerful technique for adjusting emotions and calming the mind. I’m not making this up. It’s a secret of traditional Asian healing practices.
By practicing yawning or inducing yawning several times a day, you can calm yourself and be more relaxed. You might even be inclined to yawn after reading this.
It makes you a bit calmer and relaxed, doesn’t it?
The key to making a habit stick is infusing yourself with a reminder several times a day. The more the reminder becomes a practiced activity, the more it becomes a habit. Using your cell phone alarm can elicit a change in your normal life pattern that fosters a positive change. And by the way, if alarms don’t work, try a ring tone that reminds you of something or someone you love!
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