After reviewing the chart last week and realizing it didn't quite tell the complete story, I decided to add a couple of things to this one. First, I marked any thing I started to do but didn't finish with an "I" for incomplete. Finishing things can be hard for me, so I thought it would help me evaluate how things are going by recording when I tried to start something but didn't complete it. Also, I realized that there are many nights (at least currently) where I don't necessarily need to do anything to get ready for the next day. Instead of looking like I just wasn't doing that habit at all, I added "n/a" to show when it was not needed.
Now, I am able to truly tell when I really fell off the band-wagon with a habit. Here's how this week compares with last week.
Successes: I am still showering every day. By the end of 28 days, I am pretty sure this will be a habit.
Things that are the same: Apparently, I did about the same amount of laundry/other chores from last week to this week. At the beginning of week 2 I had very strong intentions of doing better, but obviously it didn't turn out that way.
Items of significance: See Day #13 there? Notice that I did everything? That day was a turning point for me. Although this may seem obvious, I realized that this was going to take effort to accomplish every day, and since I am serious about wanting to implement change then serious effort is what I should be giving. Hopefully, this realization means that you will get to see a difference on next week's chart. Notice that on Day #14 I was burnt out a little. I actually did so much work around the house the day before plus business work, etc that I had no energy left the next day. I went to bed early that night and felt much better on day #15, which you will read about next week!
Thank you for your support while I work on these habits! I feel very blessed to have a little cheering section in the blog world. :)
Have you tried starting any new habits lately?