1. Set your goal
Before you can begin to work on your new habit, it is worthwhile to consider your goal. Figure out exactly what you hope to accomplish. Make sure that your goal is specific, measurable, action oriented, realistic, and time bound (SMART) to increase your chances of success
2. Identify the habit you want to form
After you have set your goal and worked out all of the specifics of achieving that goal, identify a habit that is part of achieving that goal. Consider your goal and ask yourself, what good habit would help me accomplish this goal?
3. Consider your motivation
Ask yourself: What are the potential benefits of forming this new habit? How will the new habit improve my life?
4. Start ridiculously small
Most people want to create big change as quickly as possible. If you make changes that are too drastic, you may not be able to keep up with them.
5. Give yourself time
As you work to form your new habit, just keep in mind that it may be a while before it is automatic. Try to be patient with yourself as you form your new habit.
6. Expect obstacles
Understanding that you will face obstacles may help you to overcome them and keep working towards your new habit. It is also good to remember that even if you stumble along the way, that does not mean that you will fail.