With a small amount of initial discipline, you can create a new habit that requires little effort to maintain. Here are some tips for creating new habits and making them stick:
Monitor progress. Be specific about what habit you are monitoring. Keeping close track of your actions, such as eating, drinking and exercising, brings self-awareness, then control.
Create a foundation of good habits that reinforce each other – for example, exercise helps people sleep, and sleep helps people do everything better. Tackle the four areas that boost feelings of self-control: sleep, exercise, eating and drinking well and de-cluttering.
Be imperfect. Don’t expect all your attempts to change habits to be successful immediately.