Recently I read through a post about 30 day challenges. http://www.bohoberry.com/build-good-habits/ I’d like to give full props to this blogger, her references and what she does. Check it out..
This is an Abstract from her blog, that is from a book “The Miracle Morning”, Yes I ordered it and it arrived today, however they didn’t deliver it to the right home.. (yah. it happens). I’m day 17.. the uncomfortable phase. but in 3 days I will be unstoppable.
In The Miracle Morning, Hal explains that there are 3 phases to creating new habits.
[Days 1-10] Phase One: Unbearable
“The fist 10 days of implementing any new habit, or ridding yourself of any old habit, can feel almost unbearable.”
The key here is to push past the first 10 days. Would you be willing to deal with just 10 days of seeming agony in order to develop a habit that will change your life forever? I know I am!
[Days 11-20] Phase Two: Uncomfortable
“After you get through the first 10 days — the most difficult 10 days — you begin the 2nd 10-day phase, which is considerably easier. You will be getting used to your new habit.”
During phase two, you are really starting to hit our stride. Things get a little easier but still require discipline and commitment. But don’t worry! You’re almost there!
[Days 21-30] Phase Three: Unstoppable
“Phase Three is where the actual transformation occurs, as your new habit becomes part of your identity. It transcends the space between something you’re trying and who you’re becoming. You start to see yourself as someone who lives the habit.”
Phase three is the goal, but it still requires commitment. It can be too easy to drop off after the second phase thinking that you’ve already made it. Phase three is where this habit cements in as a part of you though, and should not be ignored.
NOTE: read the blog.. it’s worth it.. http://www.bohoberry.com/build-good-habits/