If you’re anything like me, at any given time, you have no less than 20 good habits you’d like to start and/or bad habits you’d like to stop. Sometimes, it feels like there are a countless number of things I need to “fix” about myself.
Crystal meets that problem head-on with today’s lesson:
Instead of trying to implement two dozen habits at once, pace yourself… Yes, it takes longer to actually see big changes, but those changes will be long-lasting…It’s better to focus on and master only three habits each year that actually stick, than to repeatedly try to develop 30 different habits all at the same time and end up overwhelmed, frustrated, and back to where you started.
This makes perfect sense. And, it’s something God has been teaching me as well. I shared before how I lack follow through. I feel like that is actually one of the biggest faults that I’ve struggled with. I get impatient for results, so I try to do too many things at once, or give up because I want to do more. All the while, I’m regressing instead of progressing.
Assignment 1: Follow through with small habit.
I got dressed and made my bed first thing this morning. It always feels great to start my day off on a productive note, and with a neater bedroom.
Assignment 2: Follow through with “life hack” habit.
Okay, I’m just going to be real and admit that I didn’t do this today. I intended to work out first thing this morning, but couldn’t and then the rest of the day I just didn’t do it. Back on track tomorrow.
Assignment 3: Mega-Project.
Okay, I didn’t technically do this either, but I was kind of ahead from yesterday. So, instead of my mega project today, I spent the day playing around with my blog and changing things up a bit. I’m not very tech-savvy (read: not at ALL tech-savvy!), so even changing to the simple design you see here took me hours.
Today’s Assignment: Make a list of habits.
Today’s new assignment was to make a list of good habits I’d like to implement, and bad habits I’d like to do away with. I have to confess that I am a major list nerd, so this was actually kinda fun for me. So, now I have my lists. Hopefully ready to start checking things off as the weeks go by.
How did you do today?
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