Good habits to habituate?
September 18, 2012 4:28 PM Subscribe
Transform-my-life filter: looking for "good habits" to build into my life.
posted by inbetweener to society & culture (37 answers total) 147 users marked this as a favorite
On the basis of this post at Remember the Milk's blog
I thought it might be a good idea to try and practice certain activities on a daily basis for a month in the hope of improving my life. I realise that the 28 days thing is obviously not scientific but I do know from personal experience that forcing myself to do something I don't instinctively do for a month or so can make it comfortable and routine. As an example, forcing myself to write my emails only with my fingers in the standard touch typing position taught me to touch type instinctively within a month some years back.
I'm looking for any simple daily actions you have practiced which have positively impacted your life - I thought I would pick 12 and make them effectively monthly resolutions for the next year.
I'm not looking for vague life goals à la new year resolution but specific measurable actionable tasks (i.e. the opposite of the post on Zen habits referenced in the RTM article, which lists a whole 72 almost uniformly vague "inspiration" goals).