5 Habits I’m Doing Daily This Month

Habits are what sets one person apart from another over a long period of time.

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After all, what we do daily is what our life looks like. At least for now.

I’m constantly trying to start new successful behaviors, change habits and kick bad ones. With some I succeed, with others I don’t. But I keep working on that without letting it stop me from enjoying my days.

This month (although it’s almost over) I was consistent in some new behaviors that I want to share with you.
Some are a version of stuff I’ve tried before, others are completely new. But it all works pretty fine, so it might just inspire you to copy one of more.

My new habits for this month

1. Tracking food.

We hear about the benefits of journaling everything you do daily (in every area), but we don’t really realize the effect it has until we try it ourselves.

And it’s quite helpful, I’d say.

I’m always trying to change my eating habits and get fit, so this is quite useful for such goals.

Not only does it give you the bigger picture of what you eat, but you also become more aware of what you put in your mouth knowing that you’ll have to put it on paper later.

Guilt is a positive factor in this case. Because even if you’re not trying to control what you eat, you start feeling bad about it once you see it written.

So if you’ve tried other similar things but they haven’t worked, give this one a try.

2. Green coffee.

I won’t be mentioning any particular products, or even stating that it’s that exact natural supplement that helped me.

But I’ve tried many things to kill my cravings and suppress appetite in general and nothing worked.

While this simple thing – it’s really like tea to me – does wonders.

It’s also said to eliminate toxins and is a powerful antioxidant.

3. Drinking a lot of water while in the gym.

Fitness is a habit I’ve already developed through the years. And now I’m making small changes to optimize the results.

Drinking 1 – 1.5L during the workout is something I wish I’d tried before.

Usually that amount in a short period of time makes me feel full. But not while working out.

Also, I don’t need to think about water consumption for the rest of the day. As this together with a few glasses here and there will be enough.

I’m not at the gym every single day, but this habit still belongs to the list as it’s something new I do consistently now.

4. Eating the exact same breakfast every day.

It makes life easier.

I knew before that having a fixed time for everything (like planned meals) simplifies things, saves you time and the effort of decision making.

In this case it’s eating proteins (eggs) right after my morning routine (if there’s one this day).

It feels good to know what my meal will be, kills my appetite for others stuff, is another great addition to my successful morning, is quite healthy, and my stomach won’t be empty when (and if) drinking coffee.

Simple and yet with so many benefits.

5. Tracking how much gets done about a personal project/goal/habit/etc.

It may just be a word document named ‘Blogging’, but it does a lot for me.

I feel good every time I add another thing I did this day that’s connected to writing, editing, publishing on the blog, promoting, fixing problems, reading, researching, social media, technological stuff, optimization, etc.

And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I’m much more productive (and haven’t missed a day) since I started doing this.

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That’s it this month.

I don’t want it to become overwhelming and affect my other habits so I’m keeping things simple – just a few mini habits.

What do you think? And what habits are you trying to develop now?

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  1. #1. While losing weight I had a food journal. I jotted down everything I ate. First, immediately after consumption, later every few hours, at the end I collected everything in my mind and was dumping it on the paper in the evening. I stopped this 2 years ago. Till this day I can tell you every evening everything I’ve eaten this day. It’s hardcoded in my subconscious.
    #5. http://theprogressjournal.wordpress.com/

    1. I always think of your progress journal when seeing the effect of tracking results.

      And as for the food journal, you really came to a point where you didn’t need it anymore. Who would think that it would still be working in your mind after leaving this habit behind.
      And I’m sure it improved your memory in general too.

  2. This is inspiring. I think the mini habits that you’re tracking can really help to develop new daily routines for you. One of the ones I currently do is the same breakfast every morning. Three strips of bacon & three scrambled eggs. At first I thought I’d get tired of it but I’m not and it’s really convienent Not to have to think about it in the morning. A habit I’m trying to develop and am not being as consistent as I should be is writing everyday. I’m about to launch my first blog and I’m working to have multiple pieces of content available on day one and 4 additional pieces in a queue to post weekly before I launch. Just some parameters I’ve given myself. I’m failing at writing daily right now, but I’m not really tracking it either. So I think I’ll adopt No. 5 from your list And see if I can be more productive. Thanks for this post.

    1. Welcome, Aaron. Thank you too for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      The breakfast habit really is convenient. I also thought I’d get tired of it, but things just got simpler and better. So I’m definitely keeping it.

      As for the writing part, It’s a journey everyone needs to take alone. It all comes down to feeling comfortable when writing, if you ask me. Which means letting go of stuff like writer’s block, waiting for inspiration and thinking how others may judge your work. All that doesn’t really matter.

      It was hard for me to write years ago except for the bursts of inspiration in which I produced a lot.
      Now, however, I can easily come up with 4K words in roughly 2 hours, that will be ready to be published after editing and formatting.

      Of course, we’re not speaking about novels here but about blogging. Which I think is the easiest content to create.

      Just find what works best for you, do more of it, eliminate distractions, and if you do it long enough keeping your end goal in mind, you’re already on the path to seeing results 🙂

  3. Eating the same breakfast definitely works! I have been doing this for years and it just makes it so much more simpler!

    Nowadays, my thing for breakfast is cereal. Wake up, pour some cereal and milk into a bowl, and Viola! Breakfast is ready!

    I also track my daily goals and I actually set daily goals for myself. Another way to make sure I’m moving forward, closer towards my goals 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
    Paul

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