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What The Hell Is Habit Stacking? And Why Do I Keep Ranting About It?

Starting a new habit is fun, then you get bored, or overwhelmed with life, and that new healthy habit you wanted is non-existent. 

We set ourselves huge expectations in the New Year and can often feel like a failure when we don’t achieve them.

Well, I am not surprised. You suddenly wanted your life to miraculously change in the bleak of winter knowing that motivation comes like a crashing wave at midnight and then seems to disappear in the damp and cold weather by the mid-January (maybe even earlier).

If you want to make a difference in your life. Then, setting smaller, more achievable goals is way more productive than losing 2kg in the first few days of the New Year. 

Firstly, you need to work out what you really want in life. If you have a full-time job at a desk, then I’m guessing you want to feel more energised in your free time, more focused during your day (so you will finish your tasks on time) and get rid of your aches and pains.

That's where the concept of "habit stacking" comes into play. You might be wondering, "What the h*ll is habit stacking anyway?" Well, let me break it down for you.

Habit stacking is the ingenious method of attaching a new habit you want to form to an existing one. It's a subtle but powerful shift in mindset that can make all the difference. Rather than attempting a complete overhaul of your life overnight, it involves weaving small, incremental changes into your existing routine.

Let’s put this into perspective. You spend a significant portion of your day at your desk, and that's where Balance Brain Body, our innovative desk yoga app, steps in to revolutionize your routine. Imagine this: while you wait for your computer to boot up, instead of mindlessly scrolling through emails, why not integrate a brief desk yoga session? This simple action, stacked onto your existing habit of starting your workday, becomes an anchor for a new, health-focused ritual.

Now, back to those lofty New Year's resolutions. It's time to rethink the approach. Instead of setting overwhelming objectives, start small and specific. Maybe it's committing to five minutes of desk yoga every morning before diving into your tasks. Or perhaps it's practising deep breathing exercises during scheduled breaks to boost your energy and focus.

By aligning these micro-goals with your larger aspirations - feeling more energised, focused, and alleviating those persistent aches and pains - you're effectively stacking habits that lead to your desired outcomes.

As a corporate woman seeking to optimize your well-being, prioritizing your health doesn’t have to be a grand, time-consuming affair. Balance Brain Body empowers you to infuse moments of self-care seamlessly into your workday, fostering a holistic approach to wellness.

Remember, the key lies in consistency and realistic goals. Building habits takes time and patience. Be kind to yourself on this journey. Celebrate the small victories because each moment you invest in yourself adds up to significant long-term benefits.

So, let's stop chasing the fleeting motivation of the New Year's hype and start embracing the concept of habit stacking. It's the sustainable approach to transforming your life, one small habit at a time.

Let Balance Brain Body be your partner in this journey towards a healthier, more vibrant version of yourself—both at your desk and beyond.

It’s time to stack those habits, take charge of your well-being, and make sustainable changes that last beyond the January craze.

Here's to a more balanced, energized, and fulfilled you.

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