4 steps to help you develop your habits
1. Identify what you want to do
Not a joke at all. Because "I want to do better" is a goal you will never achieve. If you want to climb a mountain - choose which one. If you want ten things at once - line them up, because if you don't, then you will run around all of them without getting anything done. If you don't know what you want - sit down and start defining, copy if you need. Fuzzy goal is as bad as no goal.
2. Plan when and what you will do.
Yes, write down a task, for each day, put it in your schedule with specific time. The more specific you get, the more likely that it will get done. "Tommorow right after breakfast I will read this article" has a much better chance than "I should really do this soon".
3. Monitor yourself
Did you actually read after breakfast? Or did you encounter forty two different distractions? Review what you wrote down for today - mark or cross out what was done. If you did not do it - write down the reasons.
4. Adjust your system
Plan, how you can avoid the distractions that you faced. If you cannot avoid them - pick a different time. If there is no such time - rethink whether such goal is realistic for you.
Article that inspired: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/practical-approach-addressing-barriers-physical-activity/202010/the-4-step-process-making-any?
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