Habits of Highly Effective People
- 10 minute Yoga Routine
- 6 Minutes of Meditation
- 20 minutes of Writing
Creating New Habits
Consistency Is Key
I’m starting to understand that if I want consistency I must create new habits for myself. This also means that I must change my prioritize structure. More specifically, I must declare what my priorities are rather than letting my current emotions become the compass for the rest of my day. Habit creation can take anywhere between 21 to 66 days (source) This means that until the time that new habit is formed, this is a continual practice that must be prioritized. If the practice of creating this habit falls off then that simply means starting over.
The Video Game Approach
Many games structured that way, slowly increasing the difficulty as you reach certain Milestones (stages, levels, etc.) of the game. There are games (and people) where you are essentially thrown to the wolves and forced to sink or swim. There’s also a very valuable lesson that these games force you to learn, failure is the only way to improve. That attracts a small percentage of people but doesn’t make up a majority of the people. Games like the Dark Souls Series are a perfect example.
For the rest of us, I suggest the traditional RPG approach. You start from level 1 and do simple tasks repeatedly until you “level up”. As you “level up” you increase the difficulty by adding new challenges. The individual(s) decide what “level up” means. This is a far less overwhelming way to improve skill AND create new habits. These habits become a part of daily life and new habits can be focused on as time goes on.