𝑫𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒌𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚
Happy New Year! As we step into a promising 2024, our January newsletter is dedicated to the transformative power of habits and goal-setting. I personally am re-reading and drawing inspiration from James Clear’s impactful book, “Atomic Habits.”
In “Atomic Habits,” James Clear explores the profound impact of small changes in our daily routines. He argues that these tiny habits, when consistently practiced, have the potential to lead to remarkable transformations over time. So let’s harness the atomic power of habits to shape a healthier, happier version of ourselves.
𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹, 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗕𝗶𝗴:
Clear encourages us to focus on the “atomic” or tiny aspects of our habits. Rather than setting lofty resolutions, which often fade away, consider breaking down your goals into small, manageable steps. For example, if your resolution is to exercise more, start with a short daily walk or a quick workout routine. These small changes are more sustainable and create a positive ripple effect over time.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟭% 𝗥𝘂𝗹𝗲:
One of the key principles in “Atomic Habits” is the idea of the 1% rule. This suggests that if you can get 1% better each day, the cumulative effect over time is substantial. Apply this concept to your new year’s resolutions by making incremental improvements in your habits. Whether it’s drinking more water, eating healthier snacks, or getting an extra 15 minutes of sleep, these small changes add up to significant long-term benefits.
𝗛𝗮𝗯𝗶𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀:
Another valuable concept from Clear’s book is habit stacking. This involves integrating a new habit into an existing routine, making it easier to remember and adopt. For instance, if your goal is to read more, consider pairing it with your morning coffee or before bedtime. This simple strategy can seamlessly incorporate positive habits into your daily life.
𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀, 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:
Perfection is an illusion, and the road to forming new habits is bound to have bumps. Instead of fixating on occasional setbacks, celebrate the progress you’ve made. Acknowledge the effort you put into building a healthier lifestyle, and remember that every small step count
Support each other in our quest for healthier habits. Share your successes and challenges with friends, family, or colleagues, as well as your health care team at Creekside. Consider forming accountability partnerships to keep each other motivated and on track. Together, we can create an environment that nurtures positive change.
As we venture into 2024, let’s embrace the atomic power of habits and make this year a transformative one. Remember, the journey towards a healthier you begins with small, intentional steps. Here’s to a year filled with growth, well-being, and the joy of positive habits!
Wishing you a fantastic year ahead!
Dr. Darcie Weglo, Chiropractor