Can a Small Habit be too Small?

I’m beginning to feel like my small habit might be too small. I’ve been doing it for 20 days now and I’m beginning to feel restless, like there’s more that I could be doing. Deja vu…

Milestone reached

We’re one-third of the way there guys! Officially just hit the 20 day mark.

Issues that came up during the week

Last week we didn’t have any issues, so we talked about how one small habit can lead to bigger changes. Despite having just talked about that, I’m beginning to feel like my small habit might be too small. I’ve been doing it for 20 days now and I’m beginning to feel restless, like there’s more that I could be doing. Deja vu to the beginning of the year anyone? I don’t want to ignore this feeling, but I don’t want to keep making the same mistakes over and over again, so I decided to hit the books…web pages…and find out what I can do to help alleviate this feeling. Check out what I found!

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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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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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