A couple of weeks back, I was reading a blog post on Zen Habits. The blog post ended with an invite to be one of 50 beta testers of The Habit Course.
The Habit Course will outline a simple method to change your habits with minimum effort. It will show you why you’ve struggled with habit change, and how to solve those problems.
Immediately, I thought, "cool." I followed the link over to the website to register, thinking -- I'm never in time for stuff like this -- especially since Zen Habits has about 210,000 readers. But guess, what...
Yeah, that's right, I'm 1 of 50, baby.
Last week was our "planning week." I struggled most of the week trying to come up with my habit. The instructions were that we needed to start simple. Don't pick a mountain to move, move a pebble.
So, I thought, and thought, and talked to people, and brainstormed. I thought about drinking a glass of water when I got up in the mornings. I thought about meditating for 10 minutes when I get up in the morning. I thought about stretching and veggies and fruits. My list was exhaustive.
Then, I remembered something else I'd read on Zen Habits a while back. Charting my weight. Truthfully, in the past I've been "better" about losing/maintaining weight loss in the past when I'm writing it down to see. So, that's my small habit change.
Each morning, I will weigh and chart my weight.
Each day, I will post on my blog that I did my habit change.
At the end, I'll post my total weight loss from this morning until the end of the Beta Test.
Happy Habit Change!