When you want a change in a specific area of your life, sometimes it’s better to focus on smaller actions and habits. Your small daily action can result in a habit that can grow with time. Once a habit is set in stone, it’s much easier to do every single day. You may wonder why this one action used to be so hard!
Focusing on mini goals or creating smaller habits can be the way to make bigger changes in your life.
A few years ago I wanted to become a morning person and get up before my daughters every morning. After following Crystal of Money Saving Mom and reading about her mornings (check out Make Over Your Mornings here!), I was motivated to just make it happen. By forcing myself to do it for a few weeks straight, I ended up creating a habit of getting up before my girls each day. Once it was a habit, I didn’t even have to think about it every morning. It became my new normal.
The key can be in Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret: Don’t Break the Chain.
Do you have a new habit that you want to create? Do you have one small task or activity that you want to focus on?
I want to share a few habit tracking resources with you, including a new spreadsheet I just created!
Are you unsure what daily habits you want to start with?
This post lists ideas for daily habits to start.
Are you looking for a place to track your habits?
I have a few options for you!
Monthly Habit Tracker: This post includes a free monthly habit tracker PDF.
Bundle of 20+ Habit Tracker PDFs: Because I realize not everyone tracks their habits in the same way, I just created a Habit Tracker Printable Bundle. It contains over 20 pages so you can find the tracker that works for you. Some trackers have a weekly focus and some have a monthly focus. Some include both. There is also be a habit tracker specific for tracking sleep. Work through and try more than one printable until you find the one that works best for you. Get the NEW Habit Tracker Bundle here!
Habit Tracker Spreadsheet: I am excited to share my Habit Tracker Spreadsheet with you. One of the reasons I’m so excited about the spreadsheet is that you get to see the word “Success” pop up if you complete your habit your goal number of days.
There is a column where you write in your success criteria (because not all habits will have the goal of 7 days per week). Once you input the right number of “X”s during the week, a green “Success” will magically pop up! (OK…it’s just a little formula I wrote.)
I included directions in the spreadsheet, but I would love to know if you think something is confusing.
The Original Earthmom says
Do you have any of your printables with the week starting on Sunday (like most calendars do—and which I have worked with for 76 of my 82 years on the planet)? Thanks! 😇👍