Last month, I said November was my strongest month since I’ve been tracking my daily habits. Whilst statistically true, December is the month I’m most proud of.
I knew December was going to be a minefield. One of the reasons I’ve been able to build consistency with my habits this year is because I’ve created an environment that gives me the best chance of success. The holiday season means I lose a lot of that – travel, more socialising, easier access to food etc..
Because of this, I decided to lower my expectations in December. I’d still push for 80% consistency for all habits, but wouldn’t beat myself up if I fell short – which I fully expected to.
Here’s how December came out:
I consider that a smash. I kept five of my habits over the 80% threshold. That’s astonishing to me. Remember, it was only eleven months ago that I struggled to keep two habits above the 80% threshold. Now I can easily keep FIVE above the threshold – and in one of the most challenging months of the year.
Protein and intermittent fasting took a big hit. I knew this would happen. They are my two most challenging habits and still very reliant on a predictable environment and routine. I need a few more months to strengthen these.
That brings me to my goals for January 2023. That’s a straightforward one. I want three months back to back of green – all habits over 80%. I need to know for sure I have these seven health habits ‘in the bank’ before I focus on anything new.
Here’s to starting January 2023 strong!
P.S. If you want to create a better set of health habits in 2023, check out Five things I’ve found to be super helpful in establishing new habits. And feel free to get in touch – I’d love to help.
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