Habits For The Win - Week 1: Healthy habits begin with a positive mindset

January 04, 2021

Habits For The Win - Week 1: Healthy habits begin with a positive mindset

The mind leads, the body follows. Welcome to week 1 of our January "Habits For The Win" Challenge!

This week, it's all about mindset and we have the pleasure of welcoming Kira Jones, Founder of Cacti Wellness Collective, and a pro in all things wellness and productivity, to the blog. She’s got 3 tips to help you walk the walk and not just talk the talk, and start building healthy habits for a healthy mind!

We all know the cycle… the holidays roll around, our routines fall away just longer than we’d like them to, and when January 1st hits we try to offset our indulgences by setting HUGE goals and resolutions in hopes of fixing everything at once. The downside here is that we’re just setting ourselves up for failure, because we can’t wish for change, we must work for it.

But don’t worry, change is possible and achieving your goals in the New Year is 100% attainable. Here are 3 tips to set yourself up for success and create resolutions that you can actually stick to:

1. Utilize the Power of Habit:

Studies show that it takes 21 days to build a habit and 90 days to make a permanent lifestyle change.This is the key to sticking to your resolutions. That being said, it’s important to choose goals that you can make habitual, such as: wake up at 6 AM, put technology away an hour before bed, or move for 30 minutes each day.

2. Add, Don’t Subtract:

Give your resolutions a positive twist and focus on abundance rather than restriction. For example, instead of telling yourself you must cut out sugar from your diet, try adding in more greens and drinking 100oz of water per day to reach balance with your nutritional habits.

3. Double Up on Accountability:

    Try thinking of accountability in two segments, this will help you to really measure your progress and see your goals through.

    Segment #1 is yourself: Choose an evaluation timeline to check in on your progress. Whether that’s nightly, weekly, or monthly, it’s helpful to have a periodic check-in to make sure you’re staying the course.

    Segment #2 is an outside source: Tell a friend about your resolution or find a partner to work towards the goal with you. This will doubly ensure that you’ll hold on to your mission even when it gets tough.

    Along with these three tips, don’t forget to remember your WHY when you feel yourself losing motivation. Building positive habits will always be in your best interest no matter what your reason, so don’t overthink it and enjoy the journey to being your best self in 2021!