Self Help Series: How to Create and Maintain Good Habits | Julio Lara | Skillshare

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Self Help Series: How to Create and Maintain Good Habits

teacher avatar Julio Lara, Simple Steps to a Solid Foundation

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Self Help Introduction


    • 2.

      How to Create and Maintain Good Habits (1)


    • 3.

      7 steps to better habits


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About This Class

How to maintain and create good habits, this is a very quick and to the point class that basically goes over 16 tips to help you create and stick to good habits

The 16 Tips are:

Mental Prepareness

Elements of a Habit

Slow and Steady

Small Steps

Staying Motivated



Being Aware





Maximizing Time

Filling Voids

Practice and


I hope that you find value in the class and find it educational.  Therefore don't hesitate if it seems like a subject you would like to learn more about and let's jump in....

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Julio Lara

Simple Steps to a Solid Foundation


My main goal is to help others become better. Better in their personal lives, in their businesses and in their finances. I love to learn and I learn the most when I help others by teaching and learning from them as well. I am always looking for an opportunity to learn and to help others reach their goals. I hope that I am able to help you by motivating you, inspire you or that you help me in the same way.

"Some people come in your life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons." Mother Teresa

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1. Self Help Introduction: welcome to the self help Siri's. This is a Siris of short classes. Decide to help you improve personally, professionally and or spiritually. The Siri's could cover anything from health I N N's personal development to even favor, so anything that could help you with your self help could be covered in one of these classes. The classes are designed to be short so that you can consume them easily, and they're kept at a very introduction level. My goal is that you find some value in one or all of these classes, so I hope that you find interest in any of these classes and just want to say thank you for your time and let's jump in. 2. How to Create and Maintain Good Habits (1): how to create and maintain good habits. Hopefully, I will go over 16 simple tips to help you maintain or create good habits and ideally so that you could stick to them. This 16 tips are very simple, very short and to the point review. Um, go through him over and over until you actually master them. Let's get toe now before start looking at tips for ways of creating and maintaining habit. This actually look and define what it habit is, and it happened is basically a routine or a behavior that is repeated regularly intends to occur subconsciously. In other words, it's something that happens over and over, and you may not even think about doing it. A habit is a fixed way of thinking, willing or feeling acquired through previous repetitious experiences. In other words, a habit is basically form from repetition, from doing the same thing over and over, from doing the same task over and over. If you do the same task for repeated amount of time, it becomes a habit. Good to have it. You don't actually have to think about it. Many of us have been told that it takes 21 days for us to create happy and again to create a habit is by using no doing the same repetitions or behavior over and over. But 21 days is actually admitted. It takes more than 66 days to have actually haven't created what to form a habit. So again, it is not really 21 days to form a habit, but 66 days now. Keep in mind that this also varies widely based on the person on the behavior and also in their circumstances that we're trying to work on to create that habit. So with that in mind, let's jump into 16 tips that could help was create habits, mental preparedness. Take some time to think through your desire. Healthy habits. Gather some information. Think about your options and map out how you might incorporate this new behavior into your life. Understand what makes it a habit. A habit consists of three parts. A trigger their reminds you to perform happy in routine while you automatically do, and a reward the positive feeling you get. So if you want to eat healthier, your trick it could be the supermarket where you automatically grab vegetables every time and your reward is a feeling of pride that you have healthy items in your cart. Slow and steady extreme challenges. Rigorous boot camps or strict diet may yield some quick results, but they usually not realistic in the long term, so consider behaviors you're likely will be sticking to over a period of time. Small steps. This will help you adjust to the change and build confidence. For example, you could try walking for five minutes a day for a week. Then you could build up to 10 minutes over the next several weeks. A 30 minute walk every day may likely become the automatic norm. For you will be your new habit. Stay motivated. Losing excess weight is a great goal, but what happens after you achieve it? Will you still be motivated to stick to your habits that ended by how a certain healthy behavior truly empowers and excites you? Knowing this will help you stick with a habit over the long haul, Stay motivated, create shortcuts. Make healthy habits easier to follow by making it easier on yourself. Make a healthy breakfast the night before. If you're always in a rush in the morning, keep a pair of walking shoes and a change of clothing your car at all times so you can work out whenever you have spare time. Think of shortcuts, Associations. What's your favorite show? While you walk on a treadmill, read a book or your favorite magazine while on an exercise bike. Half a small piece of chocolate. If you have ian fruits and veggies at every meal, the point is to associate activities you enjoy with your habit. Create associations. Be aware. It's easy to justify breaking a good habit. You might find yourself saying how Eat whatever I want today because I'm going to work out tomorrow or I'll catch up on my sleep when I'm 80. Be aware off the excuses you tell yourself. I make sure that justice ones doesn't rolling your healthy habits. Be aware accountability. Tell others about your healthy habit or your goal. Once others know you'll be more inclined to stick with it, even if it's purely to save face accountability. Review What in your schedule may cause you to break from your habit? Thinking about this before the week starts can help you ensure that you have time to plan and accommodate for your healthy behavior again. Review feelings. Do you feel happy? Tired, Frustrated? If you don't feel satisfied, evaluate what's causing the problem and try to troubleshooting. If you don't feel good about it, chances are you won't make it a habit. No, your feelings, consistency, consistency and repetitive nous are what helps make a behavior a habit. Whatever your desired habit is, try to do some form of it daily. Maximize your time. You may be able to mix in healthy behaviors or habits into a routine daily. For example, if you like to practice deep breathing, try doing it when showering or during something in the morning commute. Maximize your time. Identify and feel your Boyds. If you've given up or reduce your soda intake, for example, make sure you're replacing that need or have it. So if you don't feel deprived, have water with lemon handy or drink some tea when you would normally have soda to fill that void, identify and filled a void practice or rehearse. Research shows that mental rehearsals and internal pep talks could actually improve your chances of sticking with habit, so make sure that you re hers or practice even if it is a mental practice celebrate whether you hit a daily goal or cross off a major milestone. Taking time to recognize and celebrate your achievements will fuel motivation and keep you on the right track. So make sure that you find some time to celebrate your achievements. There you have it. 16 simple tips that could help you create and maintain your habits. And ideally, so that you could at least stick to them and thank you for your time. Thank you for listening to him. Hopefully they're off value to you, but they won't be of any value unless you actually practice some of them. So go through and at least stick toe one of those. And hopefully they will help you. Thank you. 3. 7 steps to better habits: So as a bonus, let's cover seven steps to creating a new habit. And this seven steps are based on Brian Tracy, who is a very famous professional speaker. So let's get to them. Step one is to make a decision to decide clearly that you are going to begin acting in a very specific way 100% of the time whenever the behavior is required. Step one. Making a solid decision Step two. Never allow an exception to your new habit pattern during the formation stage. Don't make any excuses or rationalize them. Don't let yourself off the hook if you resolve to get up to get up at six in the morning each morning. Discipline yourself to make sure that you are up at six in the morning every morning. Step three years to get others involved. Tell others that you are going to be practicing a particular behavior this way. It would actually help you be disciplined and determined when you know that others are watching and others are keeping you accountable. Bishan or visualize visualize yourself performing are behaving in a particular way or particular situation. The more you visualize yourself in different situations, the easier. It will be for you to create the have it or break habit. If that is your goal, I create affirmations. Creating affirmations will help you repeat that you repeat over and over to yourself. This repetition would help you speed up the process of creating and you have it or breaking and old. The affirmation will help. Your brain in your mind becomes stronger or half a stronger foundation. Six. Persist Resolved to persist in the new behavior until it is automatic, and it's easy put you to actually feel uncomfortable when you do not do this. New behavior persist. Continue. Carry on. Do not give up in finally seven reward yourself. Make sure that you reward yourself every time that you practice is new behavior. Each time you reward yourself, you're actually reaffirming or reinforcing the behavior. You're actually giving yourself in a formacion. You actually visualizing your you have it. You actually are persisting. You're working on all of the above one of the ones that we have discussed before. As you could see, the seven step discussed by Brian Tracy are also included in the 16 tips and we have discussed prior in a different way or different manner or different wording, but they are basically the same. I hope that you take some information now to heart. Now you value the information that's given and most importantly, that you actually put it into action. Thank you.