How’s it going? If you’re normal, you’ve had both successes and… slip-ups, of course. This may be blazingly obvious, but in order to do better tomorrow, you’ll need to know what causes your trip-ups. So this week’s advice is much like yesterday’s. What obstacle have you failed to see or plan for? How does your routine need tweaking? Is your trigger consistent? Does your reward need bolstering? Did you take on too much too soon? Figure it out, and make a specific plan for what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation again.
When I was first trying to add a gratitude practice to my lunchtime routine, I felt like I was failing more afternoons than not. At first I would simply forget! (All I needed to do was set a reminder on my calendar and phone.)
Getting in a habit like this has paid off; almost instantly, I started feeling more love and connection between me and the people I’ve been showering with appreciation! Not only that, it has also become foundational experiential evidence of the power of habits—even though I did have to make several tweaks to my routine in the beginning.
What To Do Today
Task #1: What obstacles have you failed to see or plan for? Using the page titled “Regroup, Revise, and Double Down” in your workbook to figure out how your routine needs tweaking.
Task #2: Join the Discussion: What tweaks have you made to your habit over the last 20 days? What tweaks do you still need to make? Get suggestions from your fellow habit-changers here on the Facebook page: https://goo.gl/Zj35ZD
Task #3: Carry on with your gratitude practice! And keep it fun, people!