The online dictionary defines a habit as an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary. I need to do some basic things regularly so that it becomes almost involuntary. I’ve heard many times in my life by different people that it takes 30 days – one month of doing something regularly to form a habit.
So in 2012, I’m going to try to develop/reinforce 12 habits in 12 months. Each month I will try to continue the previous habit, plus work on another one. I have broken each habit down into more detail so I know how I’m gong to measure my success, but here is the gist:
January: Have a regular, earlier bedtime (get more sleep!)
February: Read my Bible daily
March: Exercise Regularly
April: Read Non-Fiction books
May: Drink more water
June: Eat Breakfast daily
July: Set time aside to blog regularly
August: Do more intentional activities with my boys
September: Reduce Email/Facebook time
October: Floss regularly
November: Do physio exercises daily
December: The one that I’ll discover during the year I need to add!
They may seem very simple, but these small things are so important to me and pretty much each get neglected from time to time as life gets busy.
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