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Sticking To Habits You Thought Were Impossible in Just 2 Minutes a Day

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In order to achieve your goals, you need to be able to stick to the habits that will get you there. This can be a difficult task for many people, especially if they have a hard time sticking to habits in the first place. That’s why I’m here to help as your business companion! In this guide, I will teach you how to form habits in just 2 minutes a day. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. All you need is to plan this out and spend 2 minutes a day

What’s The Secret To Developing Good Habits?

What’s shocking is the secret hasn’t changed…Developing habits is all about creating a routine and sticking to it. When you create a routine and stick to it, your brain starts forming new neural pathways that will automatically make the habit. This is known as neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain to change its structure and function in response to experience. The more you do something, the easier it becomes. It’s essential to start small and gradually increase the intensity or frequency of the habit. But you knew all this already…So why can’t you just follow this thought process and accomplish all your goals in less than a month?

The answer is simple: because we get in our own way. We become our own worst enemy when it comes to sticking to habits. We procrastinate, make excuses, and allow other things to take precedence over our goals…Let’s not deny that studies show we are seeing more ADHD diagnoses and information overload playing a significant part in our problem of developing good habits, but you can still accomplish this goal.

So how do you accomplish this? Get your brain addicted to building habits (the good ones) and understanding the science behind goal orienting and rewarding.

Your Brain Likes Habits That Reward

Our brain loves being rewarded; in fact it thrives on it. The brain releases neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin when we do things that make us happy or what we count as a reward. This is one of the reasons why people tend to form habits around things that make them feel good.

When it comes to developing a habit, we need to be able to see an immediate reward, or else our brain won’t want to do it. So to build the best habit, give yourself a small amount of dopamine and serotonin that will be worth the 2 minutes every day. The key to this is knowing what you can reward yourself in small increments to choose from.

Write Out a List of 25 Rewards

In order to accomplish those big habits we were talking about, you need to have enough rewards to keep your brain happy. Write down a list of easy and manageable rewards for accomplishing your 2-minute task. Don’t be ashamed of what any of those are. In fact, they are that much more rewarding because they are going towards a good cause. Once you do that, then it’s up to you.

But Why just 2 Minutes, And What Habits Can I Accomplish In That Time?

When people have bad habits they want to break, does it work for everyone who stops cold turkey? For some, it can but for most people that won’t work. The same goes for habits; we need to start small and increase over time.

The reason two minutes is so important is that it’s just long enough to get started on a task but not too long that you’ll make excuses to procrastinate. It’s a manageable amount of time that anyone can dedicate to their goals.

Here are a few examples of career habits you can do under 2 min

  • Checking and responding to 1 email/contact you have held off for too long
  • Reviewing and updating your calendar for the next few days
  • Learning something new in your industry
  • Confirm an aspiration to yourself

Here are a few examples of personal habits you can do under 2 min

  • Stretching and light breathing
  • Journaling
  • Drink a glass of water
  • Learn something new

How To Stay On Track Of Your Habit

We know that rewarding helps to stay on track, but this might not work every time out of our lack of memory. We often forget the little things we are trying to build, so we need reminders.

Set an alarm: This is probably the most common and effective way to remind yourself of something. You can set as many alarms as you need for different habits throughout the day.

Make it visible: If you are trying to establish a morning routine, put a reminder by your bed the night before, or have something visual you can see right when you get up.

Leave yourself a note: This can be done electronically or physically. If you are trying to remember to do something later in the day, leave yourself a note on your computer or phone, or even write it down on a piece of paper and put it in your pocket.

Ask someone else to remind you: If you have trouble remembering things, ask a friend or family member to help you out. This can be done in person or even via text message or email.

There are many different things that you can do in just 2 minutes a day, and everyone has that amount of time. No matter how busy you are, you can always find just two minutes somewhere in your day.

What’s Next?

Follow the routine and treat it like it’s the highest priority of your day. If you get nothing else done but that 2-minute habit, then you have accomplished your goal for the day. Then once you get your 2-minute habit down after a straight week, add another 2-minute habit to the mix, then maybe the next one is a 10-minute habit.

If you haven’t read this book already, I highly recommend the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. It’s a great read that goes more in-depth into habits and how to make them stick. It also explores this similar concept of 2-minute habits and how they can change your life.

But it all starts with just those 2 minutes, and I promise you if you stick to it, you will see results that were once impossible before three months.

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