Habits: How A 3-Week Reflections Challenge Can Help

Starting a healthy habit isn’t supposed to be easy, it’s supposed to be worth it.

Let me give you a little backstory to my building habits. For most of my 20s, I was a miserable brat. Motherhood (thankfully!) threw that awful behaviour out the window, especially with my decision of being a full-time mom. So in 2012 (after my son’s first birthday), I launched Beautiful Revelry: a small-scale party business.

It was, without a doubt, a pretty incredible ride that led me to where I am today. But I’ll admit that I was making the same mistakes as my younger self over the first few years. I was throwing myself into work and banking on it to shower me with a sense of fulfilment. Motherhood, thankfully, introduced me to a myriad of feelings – including unconditional love. Plus, working with some amazing women helped me realise what I was missing my entire life: self-awareness which would eventually lead to cultivating healthier habits.

Practice: My Road to Self-Awareness

Ignited by this realisation, I was propelled to steer my business in a new direction. Revel has helped me to improve myself – both in the personal and professional domains of life. It has enabled me to share and empower people from all over the world.

The Practice of Habit-Building:
Cue, Crave, Respond, Reward.

A scientific study once suggested that it takes anywhere between 18 to 254 days for people to form a new practice. Numerous discussions with friends and clients later, I’ve learnt that it will probably take you anywhere from two months to eight months to build a new behaviour into your life – but it almost always gets easier after the first three weeks.

How We’re Helping

We’re constantly seeking ways to empower and enable people in nourishing their minds, and while 2021 has seen us grow beyond being a ‘journal shop,’ we are still firmly rooted in helping people work through their ideas through journaling. Journaling helps us get the clarity we need to pursue our ideas and swing for the fences. It is the deepest sense of self-awareness washing our minds before we allow anything else inside of it. But it isn’t easy to start. Learn more you too can form habits to build yourself.

Or rather, it isn’t easy to remain committed to. Healthy habits are tough to build. Temptations, laziness, tears, despair. You name it, it happens. Starting a healthy habit isn’t supposed to be easy, it’s supposed to be worth it.

Therefore, all the hinderances that you run into when you are trying to build a new habit to life aren’t signs that you’re not ready or ‘it just since meant to be.’ Consider viewing them as research to help you build yourself into someone you’d like to be. Once you’ve worked past your first few months, you’ll be able to reflect, identify and work on your weaknesses.

Get Started!

If you haven’t started, I want 2021 to be the year that you took that leap for a better you through healthier habits. Make it that year where years from now, you’ll look back and be reminded of both the fire and the fear that propelled you forward. Looking to build healthy habits for your housekeeping routines? Let Marie Kondo help you!