Habit Tracking!

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The soul, like the body, accepts by practice whatever habit one wishes it to contact.

– Socrates

I have never been really good at keeping up with habit tracking – I’m good for at least a week or two, then I just forget. But, I’ve decided that whilst we are in lockdown, I will attempt to start some form of habit routine to give myself an ounce of stability in this strange time.

I’ve got 3 routine sets throughout the week, aptly labelled Morning, Afternoon and Night, with a slight variation to the Afternoon Routine on the weekends

Morning Routine

  • Make my bed
  • Brush teeth
  • Drink water
  • Stretch
  • 7 Minute Exercise
  • Shower

Afternoon Routine

Monday – Friday

  • Drink water
  • Block distractions
  • No sugar challenge!
  • Drink tea
  • Inbox zero
  • Create a timeline

Weekend

  • Drink water
  • Create a timeline
  • Block distractions
  • Inbox Zero
  • Deep work (90 mins)
  • Drink tea

Evening Routine

  • Drink tea
  • Meditate
  • Shower
  • Brush teeth
  • Floss
  • No electricals!
  • Read

I know you’re probably thinking, for someone who can’t stick with tracking habits, you sure have a lot squeezed in for each day. In order to track my habits and to get gentle reminders to complete them I use the app Fabulous. (This isn’t sponsored by the way, I’m not important enough to have sponsors) Fabulous is in essence a habit tracking app where you can organise your habits into scheduled routines. You can also access a wealth of preset routines for specific things like mental health, exercise and concentration. When its time to complete your habits, Fabulous gives you a gentle nudge to crack on with it! (Also, the Fabulous community on FaceBook are really sweet and constantly give other users motivation to continue)

I have 2 afternoon routines; the weekday one covers the time I generally have my lunch break during working hours, and the weekend one covers the time I dedicate to studying from home.

I think the reason why I struggle so much with this, is because I get distracted super easily – it’s on the same wavelength as the attention span of a goldfish. But if i can maintain this for 30 days, I will write an update post to let you know my progress.

This post is a bit choppy but I’m multitasking playing tomb raider and talking with my cousins on the phone! Let me know in the comments if there are any habits you are currently tracking, or if you also use fabulous 🙂

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