I can’t believe how fast this year is going! Already we seem to have forgotten all about the goals we set at the beginning of the year, and are starting to slip into bad habits.
I know that a few of my goals that I set back in January are no where near to being completed, so I needed something to help me to get focused, and back on track. The easiest way to do this is with daily behaviour tracking. What do I need to do every single day to get to my goal.
For Example, I want to learn french. For this to happen, I need to actually make the effort to learn some french. I have the app duolingo which I love, and I’ve downloaded some beginner’s french podcasts, but I’m never going to learn anything with them sat on my ipad untouched! So my daily habit is going to be 10 minutes of learning french. Just by doing 10 minutes everyday, over the course of a month I’ll have done 310minutes or 5 hours worth – it all adds up!
If you want to lose weight, maybe you need to track how often you are working out, and keeping a food log. Maybe you want to get up earlier so you’d track how many times you got up without hitting snooze! These habits need to have a yes or no answer. Did I do X today, yes or no? Simple.
Remember that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by trying to tackle too many things at once. I’d suggest adding a maximum of 5 habits per month. That way you can add one per week, and see steady progress. Rather than burning out by trying to do everything all at once.
All you have to do is remember to track each habit and you’ll find you’re progress accelerates. I Created a Free Habit Chart for you, I will be using mine to track my daily habits. Enter your email below to get your copy!