How to make positive habits stick
If you've developed productive and healthy habits during lockdown, you might not be prepared to go back to exactly how things were before. This is because adding simple habits, or rituals, to your day can help boost mood and positivity.
Research suggests that one way of helping new habits form is to incorporate them into a pre-existing habit, like making a cup to tea or brushing your teeth. Here are some of our favourite helpful habits you can do, while the kettle boils, to stay motivated, positive and calm throughout the day.
Set daily intentions
Start each day feeling motivated with the help of intentions. Setting intentions and goals is an extremely useful practice says Andrea Gottlieb, Ph.D., a psychologist.
Whilst you make your morning drink, set 3 intentions for the day ahead. Having just three things to focus on will help you stay centred and accomplish more, even on days when everything hits the fan. Many people probably do this in their head all the time but sitting down to write this out makes you more likely to follow through.
For morning motivation, Matcha is a great choice for its uplifting properties and natural caffeine. Matcha is a great alternative to coffee, as caffeine is not the primary compound found in matcha and green tea; it is balanced out by other pigments and compounds that help prevent the characteristic ‘crash’ so often attributed to coffee. Thus, providing us with a sustainable and healthy energy boost.