Have you ever noticed that most people, including yourself tend to start new projects, try to create new habits or routines or even try to stop old habits on Monday? Well, trying a different day may just increase your chances of success.
Statistics show that most people are more likely to start tracking time on Mondays than any other day of the week. For instance 10% more people will sign up for something on Monday than they will on Tuesday; 15% more on Mondays than Wednesdays; 27.5% more than on Thursdays; and 30% more on Mondays vs Fridays.
Now because our subconscious minds look for patterns and neither our subconscious nor for many of us our conscious minds like change, It seems logical that if we are going to attempt a change, it should be at what we consider a new cycle in time for us. A new cycle in time has been taught to us to be Mondays or January for instance. Yet, starting on a day other than Monday might give the change you want to make a betting fighting chance at success. Starting a new habit or stopping an old one can be difficult and it is just faulting thinking that it is easier to do it on a Monday or the first month of the year. People assume that they will somehow be different on Monday or that they will have more will power or that new beginnings mean new focus and discipline. None of this is true. You will have the exact same qualities of will power, determination , etc. on Monday as you do any other day of the week.
Also, Monday is the day of the week when many other things begin. Usually, at work new projects are started, meetings are scheduled, and new assignments are already established habits and routines.
For those who are serious about creating and new habit, this time to start is right NOW. That means whenever NOW happens, when you are feeling to most motivation, just get going. If you have to choose a day, some studies have shown that Thursday is a great day to start. Wednesday studies show is the longest work day of the week, with many of us getting the bulk of our work finished up. 97% of working people claim that Thursday is the least busy day of the week. This would be the perfect day of the week because fewer things are starting up. You can give more focus and concentration on the new desired habit. This allows you to create something new with fewer competing priorities.
Friday comes and you can repeat the new routine you are wanting to make a habit thus reinforcing it, again with fewer distractions. Over the weekend you can take time to continue with building the new habit and/or take time to evaluate what you are creating. By the time Monday rolls around you are well into developing this new habit and it is no longer a new thing you are trying to fit in among other things. It is simply a part of what you do every day now. You are more likely to keep it going from this point forward.
Some people have the habit of procrastination and seem to never be able to start or finish anything new. For those people, Hypnotherapy is very successful. With Hypnotherapy, the person can eliminate the habit of putting things off and create motivation to start new things. This is where I come in. Feel free to contact me if you are one of those who lack motivation and regularly procrastinate about things you actually want to accomplish.
Ron Lake CCHt.
Ron Lake C.C.Ht.
I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Life Coach with a number of specialty certifications. I am constantly continuing my education and as I do so I want to share with anyone who is interested. .