Woohoo! I’ve reached my first milestone! I’ve been showering every morning for the last 5 days. This may seem simple to some people, but for me, it’s kind of a big deal. By taking this small step, I’m one step closer to creating a morning routine for myself and one step closer to living the life that I want to live.
Issues encountered this week
Per usual, reaching this milestone has not been incident free. One day this week, I found that I was able to wake up just fine without the shower. I didn’t necessarily feel like showering as soon as I got up and wondered if it would be okay not shower this once, since I had showered four days in a row. One week in and my consistency is already being called into question…
The first thing I had to ask myself was, “what am I trying to gain from this habit?” Am I doing it to improve my hygiene or to help me wake up in the morning? When I first wrote this habit down (back in January), I thought it would be to improve my hygiene, but the reality is that I implemented this habit to help me wake up in the morning and that was it. The only expectation I have of myself is to get away from my comfy bed and stand under comforting hot water until I’m awake. That’s all. That’s not to say that I’m not improving my hygiene along the way, but it is not my top priority in this moment.
So, after some self-reflection, I decided that if I was able to wake up on time, without the shower, I would skip the day without breaking the chain. I’m going to try not to do this too often so that things don’t get out of hand (3 days later, I don’t see that being a problem.)
The next milestone for this habit is 10 days. So, we’ll see you then!
Thanks for reading!