Creating a new habit or getting into a new routine requires commitment and willpower on your part, and a true desire to make a positive change in your life.
MyCognition will try to make this process as easy as possible for you, by giving you all the information you need to imbed a new healthy habit into your daily life. It’s important to remember, though, that it will be down to you to actually make this change and persevere with it, even when it might be difficult to motivate yourself, or when times get tough. Keep training with AquaSnap to prime your brain before practicing your new habit.
It can be really helpful to view the creation of new habits as a 3-step process:
- Reminder – you will need some kind of trigger, that reminds you to undertake this new habit every day.
- Routine – the action that you will take, meaning the actual habit itself.
- Reward – the benefit you will gain from implementing this habit into your life.
Regardless of what the habit is that you want to incorporate into your life, using these 3 steps will really help you to stick with it.
The first 3-4 weeks of trying to implement a new habit is the most critical time, as it is in this period that you will either truly imbed it into your daily routine, or you will lose track of your goal, and let it fall by the wayside.
The Habit Roadmap from MyCognition helps guide you on your journey to better habits and improved cognition. We will be posting core resources onto this blog over the next few weeks but the full programme is available online for you to complete at your own pace. There is also a toolkit of free resources to support your habit training available to download.
Taking the MyCQ assessment in the MyCognition app and conducting a lifestyle assessment from our online course will help you understand where you need to focus your efforts to build the best habits for your personal cognitive fitness.