TURN YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION INTO A YEAR-LONG HEALTHY HABIT!
January may have ended, but your personal goals don’t have to! So many New Year’s Resolutions center on healthy habits, and only 8% of people keep their resolutions for the whole year1. Brava has some great tips to help you keep and achieve your goals.
1. SIMPLIFY GETTING STARTED
If you reduce the time it takes to get started, even by 20 seconds2, you’re more likely to do an activity. If your resolution is to eat healthier, Brava eliminates much more than 20 seconds from your daily cooking!
2. PRACTICE EXERTING YOUR WILLPOWER
Willpower3 is a skill that requires practice, but it helps to take a kind approach. Frame your goal so that it adds to your life, like eating more veggies, rather than takes away, like cutting out sweets.
3. FORMING HABITS TAKES TIME
It takes about 66 days4 to form a new habit (and yes, it’s okay to miss a day or two). It won’t be easy at first, but with time and consistency, you can turn your New Year’s Resolution into a year-long habit.
4. FIND A SUPPORT GROUP
Peer-to-peer support increases your chances of success5, and finding a community reinforces success. Brava’s Facebook Community is full of Brava owners who share their wins and offer positive support every day!
Brava is tailored to help you stick to a healthy lifestyle all year long. A huge library of recipes offers plenty of inspiration; breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks cook at the press of a button; and our team and community are here to help you succeed.
- https://www.fastcompany.com/90280073/how-can-you-keep-your-new-years-resolutions Shawn Achor’s “20 second rule.” The author of The Happiness Advantage discovered that just 20 extra seconds of “activation effort”—the energy it takes to get started—is enough to cause most people not to do an activity. He found that if he reduced the time it takes to do something new by 20 seconds, it can help make you do that habit
- https://www.apa.org/topics/willpower A body of research has found that when people must exert extreme willpower, a function of the prefrontal cortex, it exhausts other functions such as mental endurance and the will to follow through. Willpower is a mental muscle that must be trained.
- https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/310062 The American Society of Training and Development found that people are 65% likely to meet a goal after committing to another person. Their chances of success increase to 95% when they build in ongoing meetings with their partners to check in on their progress.