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One thing at a time

Saturday, February 16, 2013

it would be wonderful to say that everyday I make progress. But I don't.

Some days not sliding backward is all I can manage. For example during holidays and vacations NOT gaining is a success.

doing one thing better than the previous day would be a good goal to incorporate. Not sure if that is enough- because the next day I could do something else better- but backslide on the previous days one thing. I guess I should focus on ONE THING to do better everyday for a week or month at a time.

Isn't there a general rule that to make a new habit you have to do it for three weeks straight? I will have to look into that and focus on one thing at a time. BABY STEPS.
They take longer but eventually you get there and have achieved a goal. emoticon

Then work on another one- after all Progress NOT Perfection is what am aiming for!
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    I tend to focus on one thing a week. I maintain my other habits, but focus on improving one certain area each week. Then by the time the next week rolls around and I am ready to focus on something else, the previous weeks focal point has become a habit.
    1917 days ago
    I definitely have to focus on one thing at a time. If I try to do too much, and am not successful in all areas, I feel like I've failed at everything. So, right now, all I'm working on is tracking everything I eat. Even if I don't know the calorie content, I still put it on my tracker. Next month, I'll add something else.

    As we all know, this is a lifelong journey, so if it takes you/me/us six months to master something as "simple" as drinking eight glasses of water per day, so be it!

    Hang in there!

    1924 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    Check out IOWL 194-196--on how to use the re-do to count as extra practice for learning a habit...
    1925 days ago
    I WISH making a change to establish a GOOD habit took 3 weeks!! That's what I thought when I started with SP. I found that it took way, way longer than that....more like 3 or more months to make something good a solid new habit. I found it did not take as long, not even 3 weeks to break bad habits though. Most of my unhealthy lifestyles (sitting too much, etc.) and mindless, stress eating or drinking Diet Coke were stopped immediately - cold turkey. That's the good news - you can kick bad or unhealthy habits quickly, but it does take more time to establish the good, healthy habits to replace them. Bottom line and GOOD news is ~ you CAN do it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1925 days ago
    I think that's what we're all aiming for! emoticon
    1925 days ago
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