One Small Habit Can Lead to Bigger Changes (Habit #3, Update #2)

When I chose this habit, it was to help me wake up easier in the mornings, not really to improve my hygiene. However, a neat “side effect” of doing this habit is that it is improving my hygiene! Once I’m in the shower, I feel like I might as well wash up, brush my teeth, and/or shave. Just by doing this habit…

Milestone reached

As of this update, I have reached the 10 day milestone of Habit #3 – Morning Showers!

Progress from previous weeks

If you had a chance to look at last weeks update, than you may remember that I was having trouble with consistency. After some self-reflection, I decided that since the showers were ultimately to help me wake up, if I woke up okay without one, I would skip the day, but not break my chain. There was only one instance this week where I considered doing this, but in the end, decided that the warm water would feel nice. I’m choosing to take that as a good sign, but we’ll know more in later weeks.

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Knowing WHY You’re Doing a Habit Can Help You Overcome Obstacles (Habit #3, Update #1)

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…

Milestone reached

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

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Tip #1: Stick to one habit at a time

Why stick to one habit at a time?

This is a tip that I’ve learned from years of “failure”. Sometimes, we feel that we need to improve everything in our lives right this very minute, but for most of us that is just not sustainable. In fact, the best way that I’ve found to do it is by changing only one habit at a time. Stick to one habit at a time in order to:

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Introduction to Habit #3 – Morning Showers

Introducing my first habit

Welcome to The Habit Tracker! If you’ve read the ‘About’ page, then you know that I started tracking my habits in January 2019 (just 3 months before this post was written) as part of my New Years Resolution. What you might not have gotten from the ‘About’ page is that I chose my first habit out of necessity. I found myself waking up late and groggy every morning, causing me to rush to work. Obviously, this was causing me a lot of stress. So, my first habit was to wake up every weekday at 6am and every weekend at 7am.

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