I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions this year. I make them every year and never keep them. However, this post about creating new habits intrigued me. From Success Begins Today, “12 Habits in 2006” recommends ways to create a new habit every month.
I have a thesis that I am working on for 2006. It goes like this. Each month of this year develop one new habit. Make it simple and doable. At the end of each month decide on a new “habit” for the next month and continue doing the existing habit. At the end of the year 12 habits will be developed. All of these habits will be written down and be simple enough that I can verify if they have been done. Experts say that most actions take at least 21 days to become “habits” so a month should be ample time for it to become routine.
I like this idea. I suppose I should make a decision soon if I’m going to try to do this for January, etc., etc.