In every year’s commencement, I always so ready and promise wholeheartedly that this year, I am going to do (really .. like for real) my New year resolution. Then February comes, followed by March and so on… and at the end of the year, I feel .. “sigh” ( I guess you too can interpret the “sigh” into a long repertoire of un-satisfaction toward oneself) .
I read this “don’t break the chain” theory here, and I think it’s a very interesting article.
So, as optimistic as I usually am, I want to try this method. No apps involved, just a plain boring desk-calendar and a bold pen should be enough to do this “new habit installing program” of my self.
Now, what good habits to be installed then? I always believe in the power of being specific. Home made breakfast and lunch- stay clear of junk food, meditation for 10 minutes a day, writing one page a day in my blog, checking the budget every night over a cup of hot lemon tea ( so I know where is my actual position in terms of financial things – daily), read a book for twenty minutes, on the treadmill 30 minutes a day, put on that expensive facial mask from The Bodyshop once a week. That is one, two,….seven new habits! And if I count the minutes : cooking equals 40 minutes, meditate for 10 minutes, writing.. well, it varies day to day but a good 30 minutes is an average time to write something for me, budget time equals 5 minutes, reading for twenty minutes, work out for 20 minutes, face-care time equals 10 minutes ( in a week) and all of it compound into 135 minutes, just a little over 2 hours a day to shape a better, stronger me.
I can do this.