5 Important Tips To Develop New Habit and Stick

Hello and welcome back to another valuable content which in this post, I will try to focus more on the psychology of developing a new habit and sticking to it to become successful.

After I realized how most people are finding it challenging to learn new skills and possibly become successful with the new skills acquired.

Many people are still battling to find a specific way to develop a particular habit of becoming productive.

This has to do with many distractions and self-doubt associated with the path to success.

People often experience a lack of belief, lack of confidence, fear of failure, inability to take action, fear of judgment, lack of support, and many more.

Because of the above issues that often serve as obstacles to people developing a practical habit. I thoroughly think and create five crucial tips to help you develop a specific habit and stick to it.



1. Clearly Describe the New Habit

When developing a new habit, the first thing to do is describe the specific habit you want to establish clearly.

Because having a clear understanding of the new habit will give you an idea to have an action plan to practice every day effectively.

Without describing the habit you want to develop, you may end up confusing yourself.

2. Never Allow Exception

After setting up your action plan, including your daily routine, daily and weekly goals to stick to the new habit, it is essential not to allow exceptions to your routine.

Allowing exceptions into your routine will gradually make you neglect most of your activities.

Consequently, the probability of achieving your goals is more diminutive.

Since it’s complicated to go without exception in your routine, you can try a two-day rule plan to achieve your goals.

The two-day rule means you shouldn’t skip a habit for two days in a row.

3. Remove Distraction

Removing distractions includes controlling your environment, creating a reminder for your activities, being accountable to your action plan.

Above all, engaging in active learning because it will eventually shape how you think.

In addition, it’s important to also engage in a daily morning workout to make yourself very productive.

4. Persist Until it Becomes Automatic

Another notable thing to consider is persisting in the habit until it becomes automatic.

Maintaining your activities within your action plan for an extended period will eventually make you consistent on the new habit to the extent of sticking to your routine.

Moreover, create an affirmation that will make you more robust every day.

5. Reward Yourself

The best way to measure progress while developing a new habit is through rewarding oneself.

This can be achieved through measuring your previous habit with the new habit, the kind of positive changes you find is your level of progress.

If you didn’t find any changes, it means you are not progressing.

Nevertheless, after sticking to the above-explained five tips to develop a habit, it’s essential to know three essential stages you will pass through while developing the habit.




  • Destruction: The first stage is to destroy your old habit.
  • Confusion: In an early stage of developing new habits you may be, in most cases be, getting confused with your habit leading to self-doubt, fear of failure, lack of belief, and many elements of destructive behavior. Therefore, it’s normal to get confused, but never allow any doubt to change your mind.
  • Integration: The final stage is integrating the new habit after passing through the difficulties that are trying to take you back.

One notable thing to note is that progress is not overnight. It would be best if you took time to integrate the new habit with effective discipline fully.

Many people in the process used to find it very stressful and confusing because they have many other activities to focus on.

Therefore, you can try if-then statement routine to reduce confusion if you find yourself among stressful people. This means to state your routine like ‘if I have no work to do in office I will read 20 pages of book’.

I hope you find this article very useful and educative if you have questions feel free to ask, and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.