Habit: an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary. (Webster)
Habits. We all have them. Some are good and some are bad. If you’re like me, there are a few
dozen you’d like to change. So, let’s all pick one — and only one — and try to change it this month!
Last year I wrote 31 Days of Learning to Run. A more appropriate title might have been 31 Days of Learning About Life While Learning to Run, but that’s kind of a mouthful. My biggest lesson learned is that change is possible, especially if it is slow and gradual. I went from hating to run, to signing up for 5K races. I took time off for winter and to let a sprained ankle heal, but for the most part, I’ve kept running. It’s become a habit. (Not quite completely involuntary like Webster says, but definitely an acquired mode of behavior.) I’m still slow and will not win any race, but I’m doing what works for me.
31 Days to Change One Habit was born out of learning to run. I started 2012 working on a few habits and taking one month to tackle one habit at a time. Some stuck, some need some more work. I skipped a bunch of months, but now I’m ready to tackle one habit in October. Maybe you’d like to join me?
I’m not revealing my habit yet, you’ll have to stay tuned! (And this is my “home” page, so Day 1 is coming later, too.)
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31 Days to Change One Habit
Day 1: Think About Your Habits
Day 2: Mock Trial
Day 3: Decide & The Big Reveal
Day 4: Be Accountable
Day 5: Make an Approach
Day 6: Define Your Details
Day 7: For When You Forget
Day 8: Some 31 Day Helpers
Day 9: Tricky Timing
Day 10: Life Happens
Day 11: Count the Cost
Day 12: Recording Results
Day 13: Gray Skies
Day 14: Three Strikes
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