How to Create Successful Habits for Big Results!
With so much talk about the Law of Attraction in the past few years, it's easy to think that all I have to do to create
With so much talk about the Law of Attraction in the past few years, it's easy to think that all I have to do to create the life I want is just think and believe it. Many people start to become frustrated with themselves and the people around them because they think they are doing everything they can to manifest and visualize what they want - but still nothing happens!

It's time for a reality check.

Thinking and visualizing what you want is not enough. You must take action. Taking the right actions, means creating the right habits.

Do you have not so good habits right now? How much effort are you putting in to changing them? It takes discipline to change your habits. The popular adage out there is that it takes 21 days to change a habit. I'm sorry to say I think this is an understatement. If you have had a habit for a long time, it can take longer than that to change.

We are creatures of habit. Many of the things that you do all day long are an unconscious habit. From the way you brush your teeth, do the laundry, go to bed, get ready for work. If you think about it, you probably do these things the same way each day. Your habit is deeply entrenched in your subconscious and it takes real effort to rewire your brain for something new!

If you think back, you probably have successfully changed some habits in your life. In my early 20s I used to throw my clothes on the floor when changing for bed at the end of the day. I knew it was a bad habit, but it was just set in my brain to do it. I had to make a conscious decision that I was going to change this, and start to fold and put away my clothes at the end of the day. It was a struggle at first, and sometimes I forgot to do it. But after a while it became a new habit and now I do it without even thinking about it. The thing is, after a while it is EASIER to do the new habit.

You may think that folding and putting away clothes is a pretty insignificant habit to change. Although it seems a simple thing, this good habit has a BIG impact on my life. When my bedroom is tidy, my energy is compact. Spiritually, how compact and tidy your environment in your home is, relates to how compact your personal energy is. Do you feel scattered and disorganized when your house is a mess? I sure do.

So, by establishing this simple new habit of keeping my clothes tidy and organized, the way I feel has improved dramatically. A messy bedroom creates pressure, and when I am in my bedroom now I feel light and free! It's where I do my meditation with my guides, so I want it to be an attractive environment that helps me feel good. The point I am trying to make here is that by changing small habits in the way you go about your day, you can create BIG results. The way you feel, your relationships, your income and success will be improved dramatically by making small changes to your daily habits.

I stayed in my friend's bedroom a few weeks back while she was away on holiday. Her room was a mess and it felt incongruent to me because it didn't reach my personal standards. I felt compelled to start cleaning it up, so I did! But as soon as my friend got home it was messy again within a couple of hours.

I'm not sharing this with you to criticize her. Just using it as an example to demonstrate how much our subconscious habits affect us. My friend's habit is to drop her stuff all over the floor. She hasn't taken the time to change that habit so even though I had raised the standard of that room to my state of consciousness, her state of consciousness didn't allow her to keep it that way. If she decided to change, she would have to retrain herself to do things differently, which takes considerable effort.

We all hear of people who attract the same bad relationships, or difficult work environments and wonder, why does that keep happening to them? Perhaps you feel that way yourself in some areas of your life. Start looking at your habits.

If relationships are your challenge, perhaps you have a habit of keeping in your feelings instead of sharing them with your partner. Maybe you have a habit of not listening to what your partner is saying to you. At work, do you have a habit of gossiping about co-workers instead of being productive with your tasks? Do you have a habit of being late to meetings and keeping people waiting?

Remember, it's the little things that make a BIG difference. When you do things a certain way, you will get a predictable result. It doesn't matter how much you wish or pray or say affirmations for things to change. If your habits and actions are a certain way, you will get that result regardless.

If you say you want to be healthy, but eat doughnuts every day - it's not going to happen no matter what you are thinking! Practice changing the habit of putting something different in your mouth. Then stick with it! Most people start out with good intentions, but then give up after a few days or a week. Changing your habits takes discipline and practice.

As part of my own spiritual development, I am taking one not-so good habit every week to change. I write down the bad habit, and all the consequences that come from that habit. Then, I write down the new habit I want to create. I write down all the wonderful positive consequences that will happen when I do this. Then, I write down 3 actions I can take that will create a new habit. I review my progress every day of ALL the habits.
If I find that I am slipping back into old patterns, I won't take new habit to work on for that week, but focus on the ones I've already identified.

Try this, and you'll be amazed at how much this will change your life. These new positive habits will impact your life in ways you could never have imagined. Remember, it's the small things that count for big results.

About the Author:
Melissa Kitto - Melissa Kitto- Balanced Living Institute
Melissa Kitto, The Angel Guidance Coach, will show you how to tune in and communicate directly with your angels. Experience the JOY of living your life purpose by following your inner guidance. Visit to receive your FREE report: 3 Secrets to Communicating with your Angels.
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