As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m currently managing a tracking journal. There are twenty-one actions I’ve been tracking since early September, and I’m really pleased with my progress. Though not perfect (which I wasn’t expecting, especially given current circumstances), I feel my pencils reflect the measure of my success.
At the moment, I am keeping a form of tracking journal – I’m sure I’ll explain more over the coming weeks – and, if I leave it out on my desk and Auri sneaks into my room, I sometimes come back to find a little hand has used my fountain pen to carefully make a mark, and then coloured it in, just like I do.
I have been reading recently about habit creation and, tomorrow, I plan to make a start on a few changes that I’ve been toying with for a while (a restart, in some instances). My preparation is done, and I’m ready to go with a “Getting Started” dry run on making permanent changes via initial trialling of habit methodologies.
I’m sure I will write more on this and my progress over the coming weeks but, for now, this article was sent my way at just the right and complementary time: Why we need rituals, not routines.