4 Reasons Why Tracking Micro Habits Helps You Succeed
You have probably heard about micro habits and how they help you build lasting change in your life. But did you know that tracking micro habits will help you to achieve success more quickly?
Let’s look at how this works:
Tracking your micro habits will help to keep you motivated.
By having a record of what you've been doing to make a change in your life or business, you will be able to see every aspect of where you have succeeded. Looking back at those changes is an incredible feeling. It helps to give you that added push whenever you feel like you're not making any progress at all.
You can see your progress.
This reason is linked with the first but goes a little further than just motivation. Witnessing your progress shows you what you've already accomplished and helps you see if you're staying on track to reach your goals. Such valuable feedback enables you to stay true to your goals. This is particularly true when you feel like you're not doing something big enough to make a lasting difference. This visual record shows you just how far you've come.
Actions performed regularly are what become habits.
By tracking your habits, you will feel obligated to perform that habit daily, thereby building the habit that much faster than you would if the effort was sporadic.
Tracking micro habits makes you see patterns that help you build triggers that make habits work.
So what does this mean? Well, by attaching a micro habit with another action that is already a habit, you are more likely to succeed. Tracking shows you what else you're doing, so you can find those triggers to link with the micro habit in the first place. For example, if you already have the habit of brushing your teeth every day, think how much easier it is to a couple that action with the new micro habit of flossing.
By tracking your micro habits, your chance of success will increase exponentially. You will also have the added bonus of having built a record of the changes that you’ve successfully made in your life. A complete history of the positive changes, how they started and how you implemented them means that the following change you make will be that much more likely to succeed. You create your blueprint in your life and your future. Your future self will thank you for a bit of leg work now.
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