‘Keystone’ habits are seemingly small, simple habits, but which can initiate a ripple effect and have a major impact on every aspect of your life.
One such keystone habit is exercise. As research shows, people who start exercising also start eating better, they’re more productive at work, they smoke less, they show more patience with colleagues and family and they feel they are less stressed.
Other keystone habits could include cutting out on TV, getting enough sleep, eliminating negative self-talk and saving money. Or take meditative road trips for a few days. Travel far from your home to trigger a spark of business creativity.
Keystone habits can either work for you or against you. They can propel you towards your goal, or prevent you from ever achieving them. If you allow your habits to form unconsciously, they will most likely work against you.
Consciously choose the habits you want to create. Work on them diligently and consistently. More than daily choices, habits are building blocks of life.
Always remember – Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.