My goal for May was 80% across the board for all eight habits.
This was very ambitious for two reasons. I took a lot of April off, so I was definitely feeling a bit rusty with my discipline and routines. Also, 10K steps is a new habit I’m building, and I only had one month at 68% under my belt (March).
So, let’s see how I did:
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Now, that’s what you call a SMASH.
I’m so happy with hitting 80% across the board and seeing a full column of green. Sure, things came in a little hot (a few 81% ‘s) – but, I got it done. And I have to keep remembering that I took most of April off, as well having some bank holidays and a half term in May. That makes this an even a more impressive result.
As I type this, I’m taking a step back. I’m able to hold down EIGHT foundational health habits at 80%+ consistency.
I’ll say that once more.
I’m able to hold down EIGHT foundational health habits at 80%+ consistency.
That’s insane for me to think about. Two years ago I couldn’t do one. Just over one year ago, I had two (and it was for only one month, so not a properly established habit).
I struggled for literally over ten years trying to build these types of health habits. So, what helped me finally do it? Three things.
- A change in mentality. There have been a handful of things I’ve had to think differently about (a good example is, 80% is good enough).
- My habit tracking systems (the notepad and spreadsheet) have kept me on track every day, and every month. That mix of zooming in on the day, but also seeing the bigger picture has been super important.
- Accountability. Having friends who are on the same wavelength that I can talk to regularly has been a game changer. We share strategies and help keep each other accountable.
One day, I’ll wrap all of this into some type of course that can help others make similar changes. If this sounds like it would be useful, let me know (I’ll be looking for some guinea pigs!)
Lastly, my goal for June? Exactly the same as May, and exactly the same for the rest of the year. All eight habits at 80%+. I’m not interested in layering on anything new. Instead, I just want to strengthen my consistency on these eight habits for the rest of the year.
See you in a month!
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