We are just over a week into the new year! Still, I want to wish you the best for 2013, may all your dreams come true.
So, how are you doing on those resolutions? Nine days in, big chance of already having a screw-up or two.
Not me. My new years resolution? Making my bed every morning. How many days did I do it? Nine days. Thanks to Chains.cc
Building a Habit – Any Succes?
In order to form a habit you need to do that activity for a certain amount of time – everyday. The most accepted theory here is the 30 days theory. You can build a habit by doing something 30 days in a row, no exceptions.
So if you want to become an early riser, wake up every day for thirty days, no matter what. Had a though night? Doesn’t matter – get up early.
I am trying to form a couple of habits, for instance doing some ‘creative recreation’ every day. This means doing something for fun, but in a creative way. If I knew how to paint or how to play an instrument this would be something. But I don’t, I do know my way with words though, so I am trying to build the habit of creating a Haiku everyday. A simple poem, which you can write on the spot as it is only 17 syllables long.
Same thing for reading. When I am studying and running around during the day, reading can be a great relief to get some rest. So I try to make reading at least half an hour a day a habit.
How? Well, Chains.cc
Chains.cc – The Help in Forming Habits
When you wish to build a habit you are going to need some sort of way to track your progress. I personally use Chains.cc, although Lift App is a great alternative. Chains.cc is very easy, you can create a ‘chain’, something you wish to form a chain about. For instance reading. Now, everyday you do your reading, you can click on the little orb in order to say you did that today. Now, when you complete a couple of days in a row you will form a chain.
Do this more often and the chain will become long. Doing it even more often and you don’t want to break the chain anymore!
That easy? Yup. Even if forming a chain or something is not for you, it is interesting to see your process, for instance, I can now see I am not doing very well in ‘Creative Recreation’, so I’ll try to figure out why I am not working on that habit and change that.
Pretty neat, check it out, it is free
Let me know what you think!
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