As we step into the possibilities of a new year, the buzz around resolutions echoes through conversations. At HANAH, we believe in a different approach—one that doesn't hinge on grand, often unattainable resolutions but on the power of small, evidence-based habits. Statistics reveal that only 9% of Americans stick to their New Year's Resolutions (Statistic Brain Research Institute, 2020). Rather than setting ourselves up for grand transformations, let's explore the impact of cultivating consistent, trackable, accountable, patient, and persistent habits. In doing so, we lay the groundwork for a lifetime of well-being. At HANAH, our mission is to accompany you on this journey, offering ancient wisdom and modern nutritional support to enhance your holistic health.
1. Be consistent
Consistency is the bedrock of habit formation. While the popular belief is that it takes 21 days to form a habit, studies suggest a more realistic timeline of 66 days for habits to become automatic behaviors (Gardner et al., 2012). This underscores the importance of showing up for your new habits, even on the days when motivation wanes. Whether it's incorporating HANAH ONE into your morning routine or dedicating time for a daily walk, establishing consistency sets the stage for lasting change. The longevity of habit formation allows you to truly integrate healthful practices into your lifestyle, creating a more sustainable approach.
2. Track your progress
The simple act of tracking your goals and daily progress wields a profound influence on habit formation. Research indicates that habit change rates increase by 36% when individuals track their habits, rising to an impressive 62% in a group setting (Gardner et al., 2012). Journaling not only holds you accountable but also provides a tangible record of your journey. Utilize this tool to record the results you're getting from your supplements or the positive effects of consistent exercise. The act of tracking allows for reflection, aiding in the identification of patterns and adjustments necessary for long-term success.
3. Hold yourself accountable
While external accountability is beneficial, the true responsibility for your well-being rests with you. Remind yourself daily of the positive impact your habits have on your life. Cultivate a sense of self-accountability, recognizing the choices that contribute to your overall health. Research indicates that self-accountability significantly contributes to the success of behavior change interventions (Dunton et al., 2019). Try creating a visual tracker like a calendar, habit tracker app, or a journal. You might also develop a reward system and celebrate milestones with small perks that align with your commitment to health. Remember, the key to self-accountability is to create a personalized system that aligns with your preferences and lifestyle. Tailor these strategies to fit your needs, and don't be afraid to experiment until you find what works best for you.
4. Patience and persistence
In the pursuit of long-term health and wellness, recognize that habits take time to form. Research emphasizes the most significant behavioral changes occurring over 12 months or more (Lally et al., 2010). Stay patient, persistent, and trust in the process. Visualize your health journey as a lifelong commitment rather than a temporary effort. This perspective helps you avoid burnout and encourages a more sustainable approach. Also, set aside time for regular reflection. Assess your progress, reevaluate your goals, and make necessary adjustments. This reflective practice keeps you aligned with the marathon mentality. Remember, the marathon mentality is about enduring and thriving in the journey, not rushing to the finish line. By incorporating these strategies, you can foster the patience and persistence needed for long-term health and wellness.
As we weave these evidence-based habits into the fabric of our daily lives, we create a sturdy foundation for lifelong well-being. At HANAH, our mission is to be your companion on this journey, offering not just products but a holistic approach to health that melds ancient wisdom with the demands of modern life. Small habits, big impact—it's a mantra we embrace to propel you towards a healthier, more vibrant version of yourself. Here's to the journey and the small steps that pave the way for enduring well-being.