creating habits

Some days, you can’t do much. The last few days have been that way for me. I’ve had all those thoughts of “I should do this”, “I should do that”, but not a lot of those things got completed and those thoughts just circled around again. I hate not being able to complete something or not having the energy to even start.

I downloaded an app for creating habits. It’s called “HabitMinder”. I’ve put in 3 new habits that I want to build each day. It takes about 60 days to form a habit, if you didn’t know already. I downloaded it around 8pm and 4 hours later, I’ve completed 2 and half of the tasks. I feel really good about that.

The first thing I want to do is read for a half an hour or more every day. I just lose track of time and get distracted by whatever else is happening that I often times don’t just settle myself down to read. I put it into this app and set reminders to go off when I normally would have the free time to read. What’s even cooler is that it will set a timer for you within the app. I checked this one off tonight.

The next thing is to write every day. I set multiple reminders and, well, that’s what I’m doing now! I would like to write something every day for you guys and more so for myself. I feel so much better after writing and I feel it gets me into the mood or headspace to keep going with what I need to accomplish during the day. This is later than I’d usually be available to write, but in the spirit of completing tasks every day, I wanted to start immediately. It feels good.

The most important thing I’ve added is to drink more water. I’ve set a goal amount (based on a way to calculate how much I’d really need per day, I really don’t want to overdo it) and I’ve set multiple reminders to keep me on track. I don’t drink enough water, which may be an understatement. I’d like to get into the habit of drinking more water because the benefits will help me so much more in the long run. I want to be healthy. In the past 4 hours, I’ve drunk half of my goal. I definitely will have to pee a few more times tonight, but hey, it’s worth it.

I will add more habits in, but I’d like to focus more on these for a couple weeks and then build from there. I’d like to do a lot of things better with my free time, but I also don’t want to cause myself unnecessary anxiety (“I don’t have enough time”) by doing too much at once. I am very excited to have something to show for my daily accomplishments, too. I’m a visual person so when I can see a bar get closer and closer to reaching 100%, I want to get the bar there. It helps me see how much I’ve done even in times when I feel like I haven’t done much of anything. I’m proud of what I’ve gotten done in the last few hours and I’m excited to create healthier habits. I will keep you all informed of my progress!

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