Easy Way to Build New Habits in 2022

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Every year you make a list of habits you want to build and fail at doing it.

Don’t worry, I got you.

Here’s how I build new habits by using a simple 2-minute rule.

And you can do it too.

Why we fail:

One of the main reasons we fail to build habits is procrastination.

Procrastination is putting off the task until the last minute.

“While we waste our time hesitating and postponing, life is slipping away.” — Seneca

But why do we do such things and put ourselves in a difficult position?

Because of instant gratification.

“Instant (or immediate) gratification is a term that refers to the temptation, and resulting tendency, to forego a future benefit in order to obtain a less rewarding but more immediate benefit.” — Courtney Ackerman

We want the good things and want them now.

We give up future benefits for less rewarding immediate benefits.

Due to temptation we often fall for this trap.

How it affected my life:

Instead of waking up early for exercise.
I hit snooze for a good little sleep.

It’s not a big thing, right. That’s what I thought.

But over time, I built a habit of ignoring tasks until the last moment.
Always, due to lack of time in the end.

I did things poorly which I could have done better if I focused on it from the beginning.

Not a single thing I did before the deadline.

At this moment I realized, I need to choose delayed gratification over instant gratification.

But how can I do it?

Is there a way to make things easier to do now than skipping it for later?

Not a single thing I did before the deadline.

Which is when I came across the 2-minute rule.

The 2-Minute Rule:

It’s a simple process introduced by James clear.

“When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do.” — James clear

Start by breaking the habits you want to build into tiny pieces.

Build a system of showing up every day.
And then scale it down.

Here’s how I did it.

I wanted to go jogging.
So I wake up every day at the same time. Tie my shoe.

Then I open the door and jog for a few minutes.

And came back.

Now I have built a system; then I keep increasing the kilometers by a little over time.

It helped me a lot to build new habits.

So I want to share with you and help you build new habits.

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