There’s research out of Stanford proving that to make a healthy habit stick you need to scale it way back.
I mean waaaay back.
It should take 5 minutes or less in the beginning.
That’s because it’s critical to reach your goal and experience the positive emotions that come along with success.
- Emotions create habits!
- Feeling successful creates habits!
- Success is the momentum that motivates you to repeat the habit!
And even though it may sound silly, 5 minutes does make a positive impact. I’ve seen it work with many clients.
If you think 5 minutes won’t make a difference, imagine how you would feel if I asked you to smoke as many cigarettes as you can in 5 minutes. Gross!
This would obviously negatively impact your health over time, just as 5 minutes of a healthy habit will positively impact your health when done consistently.
Trust me, it works.
Remember, when we feel healthier we get more out of our lives. And I want you to thrive, not just survive.