Welcome to the 30 Days to Better Habits course. I’m Vikaas Kausshik.
Over the next four weeks, you will learn the essential elements of creating and maintaining good habits.
There are all sorts of myths about how long it takes to build a new habit: 21 days, 30 days, 66 days. The truth is, there is nothing about time passing that magically forms a habit. Habits are created based on repetition and frequency, not by the clock ticking. The next 30 days can pass and you can do something once or you can do it 100 times.
Furthermore, the question, “How long does it take to build a new habit?” is sort of the wrong question to ask. The implicit assumption behind that question is: How long until it’s easy? How long until I don’t have to put in effort anymore? How long until I no longer have to think about it?
But here’s the truth: The honest answer to “How long does it take to build a habit?” is: forever because once you’ve stopped doing it, it is no longer a habit.
Habits are not a finish line to be crossed, they’re a lifestyle to be lived. That’s why this course, and my overall philosophy of behaviour change, takes a different approach. I’m going to teach you a set of principles you can use to cultivate a new lifestyle, not a set of tasks you can sprint through during a 30-day challenge.
I hear from a lot of people who want to know where to start with making positive changes in their lives.. What’s the first thing I should do? What do these strategies actually look like when I fit them all together in my day-to-day life? Can I get some help implementing all of this?
While you should expect many of the core ideas to be something that you have already seen or read somewhere else, I have intentionally filled the course with many new examples and applications that you can’t find on YouTube or any blog. When combined, the workbook and the course deliver a powerful, 1-2 punch.
That said, there are some important differences between the two.
30 Days to Better Habits is designed to help you take action and it offers a form of accountability that you simply can’t get by reading a book alone. Those two things will have you in prime position to build habits that last.
Now let me be clear, this is a long-term journey. This course will give you everything you need to take action immediately, but the work doesn’t stop four weeks from now.
It’s not about working for 30 days and then you’re done. But in the next four weeks, this course will set you on the path toward a new lifestyle filled with good habits.
Like I said good habits make time your ally. The habits you repeat every day largely determine your health, wealth, and happiness.
Build the habit of working out three times per week, and you can get in the best shape of your life. Build the habit of saving Rs.1000 per month, and your savings can compound into a nest egg that gives you freedom and peace of mind. Build a gratitude or meditation habit, and you can handle whatever life throws at you with a clear mind and positive attitude.
Knowing how to change your habits means knowing how to confidently own and manage your days, focus on the behaviours that have the highest impact, and reverse-engineer the life you want.
I hope you're as excited as I am to get started. I'll have Lesson 1 coming your way tomorrow.
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This is a 30-day email course with 12 total emails (an introduction + 11 lessons). You'll receive a lesson every three days.
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Helpful bonuses and downloads
- 30 days to better habits workbook - This 20-page PDF includes an action checklist (including templates for key strategies) for each lesson of the course, plus lesson summaries and a key terms dictionary.
- 30 days to better habits examples - The examples database is a Excel Sheet of 100+ examples of how to implement each strategy covered in this bootcamp for dozens of different habits.