H-have a plan:
In order to handle unexpected situations, it can be helpful to have plan. Messing up does not mean you have failed.
A-always celebrate small wins:
The more you celebrate each small win, your brain begins to connect the reward to the behavior and will start to push you towards continuing that habit.
Practice a gratitude mindfulness practice. We cannot change the 60,000 thousand thoughts that arise but we can change what we choose to focus on. Find 3 things you are grateful and choose to bring your attention back to those three things you are grateful for.
I-invest in journaling wins and mistakes:
Try journaling the successes and mistakes you make along your journey to creating your new habit. Journaling has been shown to be effective in changing the brain in a positive way including helping with memory and cognitive ability.
Thinking positive doesn’t mean having to be positive all the time. It means recognizing the thoughts that arise and choosing to re-focus when you find yourself stuck in negative emotional state.
Self-compassion is the ability to love all aspects of yourself, including your flaws and your talents. Self-compassion is understanding that the human condition and experience is complex and the more we can be curious about our own experience, the more begin to tap into our full potential, habits and all!