A daily riyaz pays off in the long run if we keep at it long enough. The tricky part is to keep up. Here are 3 proven scientific tips that can not only help cultivate this habit but also, help us stick to this pattern.
1. Time commitment - So, this habit is something new to us. Let us choose a time period that we can sustain for long enough to convert this into a habit. For instance, begin with just 15 minutes of daily riyaz and stick to it no matter what for the first 30 days. Set smaller goals and see small wins to keep us motivated to go ahead.
2. Content - Now that we have set aside some time to do our riyaz next is the content - what we do in those 15 minutes. Initially, let's make the content easier and something that we enjoy doing rather than something that we are supposed to be doing. For instance, we can start off by practicing some of the popular songs or some of our favorite songs that are easier to play/render. If we make this process complex, in the beginning, we may not keep up the routine to cultivate it as a habit. This is an important step.
3. Frequency - When we are starting off to develop the habit of Riyaz, merely 'showing up' is more important than trying to get it perfect. So, concentrate on just showing up daily in the initial phase.
Now, all we need to do is follow these steps without fail for 30 days. According to Charles Duhigg, the author of Power of Habit, it takes, at least, a month to assess if something could become a habit. After the first 30 days, we should be in a position to come up with our own customized regimen.
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