The panel will include: David Auten and John Schneider: Founders of The Debt Free Guys; Shannon McNay: Writer for Student Loan Hero; Rod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.
We also featured financial tips all week on Snapchat.
5 Tips to Help You Stick to Your New Year Habits
1. Identify why you feel the need to implement these habits.
Many people decide to make changes, because something they are already doing is not working for them. Identifying the “why” will help you stay motivated to stick with your new habit.
2. Link your everyday habits to a bigger goal.
When you link your habits to a goal, you give them a purpose. The less you perform the habit, the further away you will get from your goal, but the more you do it, the closer you will be to achieving your goal.
3. Set reminders.
It takes time for your habit to become a part of your everyday routine- some research shows 21 days, while other research shows that it takes at least two months for a habit to become second nature. Setting alarms on your phone or creating calendar reminders will help to keep you accountable in the meantime.
4. Commit to your new habit for a specific period.
Taking on a new habit can be challenging. Give yourself a goal to stick to (30, 60, 90 days). At the end of that time period you can review what worked and what didn’t work, and make the changes that would better serve you.
5. Go public with your decision to form these new habits.
Don’t underestimate the power of a good support system. Confide in your friends and loved ones about your goals and new habits and ask them to help to hold you accountable.