What’s your routine when you wake up in the morning? What do you do first, pour your coffee or prepare your breakfast? When you’re putting your shoes on, do you put your right shoe on first or your left? When you’re brushing your teeth, which teeth do you start with?
For a more in depth description you’ll have to read the book, but the lesson to take home is that habits are a very important part of our day to day life. With that in mind, I’ve been thinking about what habits I have, and what habits I’d like to have. Being the geek I am, I’ve started using an android app called Habit Streak Plan. I’ve listed the habits I’d like to develop, then each morning the app asks me if I succeeded in keeping my habit the previous day. So far, my goals include writing daily, and to do at least one web design tutorial each day. the idea is little and often. It’s still early days, but so far it’s proving quite the incentive. And hopefully, in time, I’ll have some positive habits that I can use. No thought required. Force of habit.