In my blog post, I referenced James Clear’s theory on effective habits and how they can help us achieve our New Year’s resolutions. He says that once we establish effective habits, we can build on them by stacking other effective habits on top of them.
Consider the ever-popular (and oft-repeated) resolution to lose weight. If we lose five pounds, we have more energy. More energy makes it easier to exercise. When we exercise more, we feel better, physically and mentally. Can you see how stacking one effective habit on top of others helps us build a record of success?
I hear from many My ParaVita clients that once they committed to a regular meditation practice, it became easier to achieve some of their other goals, such as daily yoga, enhanced personal relationships, better focus at work, etc.