How to create a habit- Part 1
As time goes, I realize that time is what we have. The only thing we get when we born we get the time. We say we don’t have time, I argue on that point. We have only time. No other things in this world are free.
For many years I read many motivational thoughts of morning routines, daily exercise, or yoga meditation. All the successful people do those. They have kind of rather various routines.
I tried to follow many of those but failed to gain momentum. I subscribed to the GYM for one year. You wouldn’t believe I went to the gym for only 15 days and not a regular streak.
After that, I choose to run on the ground in the open park. I worked very hard for that. That is the problem. I tried very hard. I pushed myself for running to the extent. It is not like that I didn’t go running. I used to run for 2 miles (3km)per day. Again that is the threshold and I stopped running due one or another reason.
I created many to-do lists. I tried to follow daily routines.
Found that what I did was just the creation of the to-do list. Many and many pages I wrote for a daily schedule like waking up to the sleeping time what should I do.
Nothing worked for me.
Sure thing is that I created Goal but didn’t stick to achieve it. I missed it.
That was the story of almost everyone who tries to do something in his life.
All the big things come from small beginningsJames Clear
Found a solution
One of the best books I read is Atomic Habits by James Clear.
In the continuum of these kinds of activities suddenly I found one very successful miracle in my life.
It is the atomic habit creation. Or you can name it small habit creation or you can call it perseverance.
I didn’t set the hardcore goal. My physical fitness and body is my first target.
I created a very small target for each day for exercise at home. Below were my milestones,
Every morning I needed to wake up at any time and I needed to do just one-day exercise. I didn’t think of tomorrow or the day after 21 days.
It was a miracle and I did complete my whole challenge.
After that, I continue to do this last day’s exercise every day.
- 40 Pushup
- 1 min plank
- 30 Jackknife situps
The goal is not completing something. The goal is consistency.
Consistency was my goal. So was achieved. Then I added some new flavors into this set.
- 40 Pushups
- 60-sec plank
- 30 Jackknife Situps
- 3 Min Kapalbhati
- 3 Min Anulom Vilom
- 10 Min Shavasana
Without any resistance from my body and mind. I successfully achieved it also.
Still, I had been adding many things in my daily morning routine set and finding it done every morning- How to create a habit- Part 2
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