Remind Yourself To Get It Done:

The next few days should be smooth sailing. You’re motivated and excited to get this done. Sticking to your new habit isn’t an issue. But a few days in you’ll notice that it’s easy to slip back into old habits

Maybe it’s raining and you don’t really want to go out and walk. Or maybe you are running behind with your Guests and your goal to try and rebook each and every Guests falls by the wayside. In other words, your day just gets away from you. This is when it’s important to have a daily reminder. Set an alert on your phone or add the new habit to your daily to-do list for a while. Even a sticky note inside your your station can work as a constant reminder of the commitment you made to yourself.

We seem to acquire bad habits without any effort, but getting into a “good” habit can be a little more challenging.

Make It Part Of Your Routine Until It Becomes A Habit:

Which brings us to the last step. It takes some time before a new behavior becomes a true habit. Until then, a routine will work to your best advantage. Even before the new behavior becomes automatic, a routine will help you get it done without having to spend a lot of willpower or relying on daily reminders.

Make that daily walk a part of your after dinner routine, or change from trying to rebook each Guest at the end of the visit, to doing it as soon as you shutoff the blow dryer and the Guest is still in your chair.

Congratulations! Decide to create the new habit, practice the routine until it’s second nature and you’ll be well on your way to forming a new good habit.