#75Hard Day 26: Why Daily Habits Are Easier Than Occasional Ones + Benefits
▶️ Practicing daily habits for the #75HardChallenge seems like it would be more difficult and overwhelming then occasional implementation, however it actually makes it less stressful overall for some of these things! Especially when it came to deciding to do videos daily.
▶️ There are several reasons why this is and several benefits to practicing things daily instead of occasionally.
▶️ Knowing it is something you do every day eliminates decision fatigue. When you don’t have to decide whether or not you’re going to do something, all the variables that you are juggling in your mind or no longer an issue.
▶️ Similar to the adage “a place for everything and everything in its place,” practicing something daily helps to create specific times and places for the habit so that they become more automatic.
▶️ Rituals surrounding them help to empower them so that they persist with less activation energy required.
▶️ Repetition builds them faster because you are strengthening the “muscle” of the habit.
▶️ Once in place, they can serve as an anchor for other new habits and disciplines. You can habit stack or habit pair.
▶️ If you’re having trouble with a habit or discipline and getting it to stick, try implementing a daily practice of it.
▶️ The length of time needed to develop a new habit is often cited as 21 days, 30 days, 40 days, 66 days, 120 days, etc. The truth is that there is no set time frame to establish a new habit. It varies depending on the difficulty level, how exciting or compelling the habit is to you, what other motivation is at play, etc. Some habits can be adopted rather quickly if they are easy to implement and highly attractive, while others may take much longer if they are not attractive and are difficult / challenging to implement.
▶️ Not everything may be realistic to implement daily, but very few things could not apply in some manner.
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