6 Dos and Don’ts for Creating Micro Habits

6 Dos and Don'ts for Creating Micro Habits


Deciding to be healthier or happier is an excellent step towards a better life. However, sometimes it can be challenging to know where to start.

One of the best ways to make progress is by creating micro habits. Micro habits are small, simple actions that can help you build momentum towards a bigger goal. But knowing the dos and don’ts of creating micro habits is essential to staying on track.

6 Dos and Don’ts for Creating Micro Habits

Here are some dos and don’ts that will help to create long-lasting micro habits.

DO: Think about what you can do regularly over time.

Remember that micro habits should be so small that they are easy to pick up. Find a shift you can handle and keep doing it over and over. Most habits become so natural that you don’t even have to think about them after about 21 days. 

DONT: Worry about what other people are doing.

It doesn’t matter what other people do when building good micro habits. What you can do for a long time may differ significantly from what someone else can do. If you compare yourself to others, you might feel bad about yourself. Think about what success means to you and how far you’ve come. 

DO: Add a new habit to one you already have.

Adding to a habit you already know how to do can help you keep going. If you want to start taking supplements, try making it a part of your morning and nightly routine to brush your teeth. Since you already practice good hygiene, remembering to take supplements simultaneously will be easier.

DON’T: Give up if you make a mistake.

That’s normal. It takes time to try to form healthy habits. Some things can trip you up. Don’t give up when you make a mistake. Think of each day as a new chance; if something goes wrong, just let it go. The most important thing is to get back to it and work on the habit. 

DO: Add a new habit and drop a bad one simultaneously.

Taking the time to add a new micro habit is worth the effort. But you can also partner it with dropping a bad habit simultaneously. An example could be dropping soda and adding water to your diet. The compounding effect of increasing water and decreasing chemicals will expedite the benefits. 

DON’T: Try to get into a new habit too fast.

Habits take time to become natural. Some are longer than others. Don’t expect to pick up a habit in a short amount of time. If it completely changes from what you’re used to, it takes time to get used to it and make it a regular part of your life. Be patient and think of it like a marathon instead of a sprint.


Creating habits isn’t hard, but you do need to give yourself time and credit for the positive changes you are making. Use these dos and don’ts to keep yourself on track while creating new habits.  

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