How to Create New Habits in 2022

It’s 2022 so we are going to be talking makeovers around here this month- your routine, your mind, your workout and your meal plan! So make sure to check your email each month for a little mini-makeover! Up first: makeover your routine!

Did you know that the average adult brain has 40% less neurons (the little messengers that send information in your brain) than the average newborn baby? How can this be true? Adults have built up strong neurons for specific skills + habits, but, as grown-ups, we try and learn new things less often than newborns. This may sound like a bummer, but when it comes to habit building it is incredibly useful!

When you do something habitually, your brain works on autopilot. Things like how you wash your hair, brush your teeth, your bedtime routine, how you make your coffee… these are daily routines we barely have to think about HOW to do. When you want to bring something new into your routine, pairing it with a habit you already have down will fire those neurons and make the new habit stick that much faster! Here is a worksheet to give it a try. On the left column, write habits you already do each day. Then, pair them with something new you’d like to build into your routine.

Comment and let me know what habit you are going to add on! Drinking more water? Flossing? Reading before bed? Taking vitamins?

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