SCH 004 How to Set Short-Term Goals (Habit Goals) You’ll Actually Achieve

How long does it take to form a habit? It depends! Hint, the 21-day-habit-forming fact is actually a myth. Today's Self-Care Hacks podcast will give you five hacks for forming habits. #shorttermgoals #goals #habits #habitformation #goodhabits #selfcare #triggers

How long does it take to form a habit? It depends! Hint, the 21-day-habit-forming fact is actually a myth. Today’s Self-Care Hacks podcast will give you five hacks for forming habits.

Five Hacks for Forming Habits

Once you’ve figured out why you want to set goals (whether long-term or short-term), you’ll want to figure out if your short-term goals fall into the habit or achievement categories. You may need a different approach for each kind of short-term goal.

In this week’s podcast, I talk about some common myths of habit-forming and give you five hacks for forming good habits. I used to give up rather easily on the habit-forming front because when I tried and failed, I thought I had to start all over again. I know better now!

For years I’ve struggled to form the habit of taking my iron pill each evening. What habits have you struggled to form? Some habits seem so much easier to incorporate in my life than others. I discovered the reasons for the disparity.

Forming new habits doesn’t have to take hours of your day or suck up your emotional energy. I’m pretty stoked that my new iron-pill-taking-habit has stuck with me even though I’m not at home and my iron pills aren’t set next to my trigger. For me, that means I really have formed a new habit!

Which Hack Will Help You the Most?

I’d love to hear from YOU. Which habit-forming hack do you think will help you the most on your quest to set short-term goals and form new habits? Leave a comment below or join the conversation on Facebook.

If you enjoy the podcast, I’d appreciate it if you let your friends know about it.

Come back next week when I share hacks for setting achievement goals.

How long does it take to form a habit? It depends! Hint, the 21-day-habit-forming fact is actually a myth. Today's Self-Care Hacks podcast will give you five hacks for forming habits. #shorttermgoals #goals #habits #habitformation #goodhabits #selfcare #triggers

1 Comment

  1. The only time I became anemic is during pregnancy. I love how you determined a habit is formed as long as it takes to become automatic. As a young adult, I always heard it took 6 weeks to form a habit. But this message makes a lot more sense.

    My favorite hack is knowing my why. And choose a trigger is a good one, too.

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Anita Ojeda juggles writing with teaching high school English and history. When she's not lurking in odd places looking for rare birds, you can find her camping with her kids, adventuring with her husband or mountain biking with her students.

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