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How To Be Consistent?

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You must have tried a lot till now to become consistent with a few things, but left everything in between, isn’t it?

It’s like those new year resolutions that never last than a few days.

We try and we try again to change our habits, introduce few changes in lifestyle, try to be consistent with one project, but fail every time.

Why does it happen?

It happens because these new changes are difficult to adopt. There is a huge resistance to everything we try because it is unknown to our brain and the neurons are not set up that way to make you do things effortlessly.

So, the only way to build those neuron pathways is to practice things daily, which requires consistency.

So how should one become consistent? These are some of the methods that I use:

#1 Start A 30 Day Challenge

Let’s say you want to start going gym daily.

Then announce a 30-day challenge on your social media and let everyone know that for the next 30 days, you are going to go gym daily.

Share your Day 1, Day 2, and so on with them.

This will create social pressure on you to not leave the challenge in between because people are holding you accountable.

If you chucked out in between then they will think of you as someone who just talks but never implements.

Would you want it? Assuming the answer is no, then force yourself and go to the gym daily for social media’s sake. And it will do the magic.

#2 Take Baby Steps

If you want to start doing meditation every day for 30 mins, then start with 1 min of meditation every day.

And slowly increase the duration.

Because every new habit is like a burden in the initial days, and if you treated it like a burden, your subconscious will start to find out various excuses of why you should not do it.

All of us have been there, and it never worked.

So, start slow and start small, you will eventually get into the habit of doing it daily and it won’t feel like much work.

#3 Do It In Your Worst Days

Consistency is created when you can do things even on your worst days.

You don’t have to love it, you just have to do it. Even for 5 minutes, but do it.

You can definitely take out 5 minutes for it, can’t you?

Say a lie to yourself that you’ll just do it for 5 minutes, and sometimes you won’t even notice how those 5 minutes converted into 30 mins or 1 hour.

Practice All Of Them Together

There are many more ways you can cultivate consistency in you, but these are some of them I tried, all together, and they fetched me the best results.

This is my 21st day out of 30 days of writing challenge, and I have been doing it consistently from day 1.

Have I not experienced any bad days? I surely did.

But I told myself this lie that I’ll write just a few lines of content. And after writing few lines, I naturally started wanting to write more.

Try them out and let me know in the comments below if these tips were helpful for you.

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Happy Habit Building 🙂

2 Comments

  1. Ashish Shukla

    Nice Short Article……….

    • Samidha

      Thankyou Ashish 🙂