Article by Ivan Vega member of the Writers Program Silva Method
At this time I would ask you to think for a moment; What do the first 30 minutes after getting out of bed? and What do 30 minutes before going to sleep?
You’ll notice that you always do virtually the same thing, to wake up maybe you stretch or open the window or look at your cell, just before sleep maybe you prepare your clothes for the next day or you put face down or face up, even some people can not sleep If you do not have your favorite pillow … If you do not know exactly is understandable, since our habits eventually become unconscious, the human being is a creature of habit, our lives are determined by those things we do constantly, reflect and find many habits you bring into practice every day, some good and some other bad, the key question here is: are you dominated habits or habits you dominate?
“Sow an act, you reap a habit. Plant a habit and you will harvest character. Sow a character, reap a destiny. “
A big difference between people who succeed and those who do not, their habits, success does not come by chance and depends on form habits that promote the implementation of actions that repeated constantly are adding points to reach great achievements, healthy people formed the habit of exercising, educated people formed the habit of reading, wealthy people it is that formed the habit of saving and investing.
How many times have you proposed exercise, read, eat healthier or get up early and fail? Sometimes people do not even try to adopt new habits because they think that monumental force will need to have it and do not believe it is true that willpower is needed but not an immeasurable amount of it is required to get new habits.
Did you know that the time it takes to form a habit is 21 days? Numerous studies and experts have found that repeated conduct for 21 consecutive days creates new neurological patterns that promote this action will be consolidated as a habit.
All you need to do is be strong for 21 days and the rest of your life can change, the first step is not to think of “the great effort required to lose 10 kilos” Just concentrate on serving a small daily fee of 30 minutes of exercise while the habit forms.
Often when a person enters the gym is the victim of a routine too intense exercise that causes excruciating pain the next day and consequently withdraws its intention to exercise, if you go into the gym for the first time keep the following rule in mind “the goal of the first 21 days is not burn maximum calories, the goal is to form the habit” meaning that the first 21 days to do a moderate routine so that it may be easier to continue going the next few days until the exercise becomes a habit, once you’ve purchased you can start training more intensively since:
1. Your body will be better suited for training
2. Your mind will be adapted to the new habit.
If you want to adopt the habit of reading then your goal the first 21 days will not be read an entire book per day to try to get all the wisdom you’ve missed a lifetime, your goal is to form the habit , begins reading just 1 page per day, this will take a few minutes, but after 21 days you will have formed a new habit and you start reading 5 or 10 pages and whole chapters later, this method is applicable for any winning habit you want to get.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step.”
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