Habit #1: Success

Hello, my dear readers. I am very happy and fulfilled to share with you that I have successfully created my first, official, habit. Like I said in my previous posts, I’m starting really small, taking in everyday as slowly, enjoyable and productive as possible.

The first habit I tried developing is reading one bible chapter a day. They say, to make a habit effective, there must be a trigger to remind us when to do it. With my crazy, randomly rotating schedule, the most effective triggers for my habit are before going to bed (whatever time that is) and after waking up (whatever time that is).

I use Momentum app in tracking my daily habits, simply because it’s amazingly minimalistic and promotes productivity by minimising my time for app customisation (which, admit it or not, is very unproductive).

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I really like its widget in the pre-home screen (I am not sure what it’s called, technically). I think it’s called widget-area? Anyway. When I open my iPhone and see my habit tracker, it inspires me to keep going. You see, I’m on day 22 of my daily bible chapter habit and day 10 of my daily devotional habit (which I do after I wake up).

This is the very first habit I successfully completed and tracked.

Like the inspirational quote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” One day of completing a task is a step. Repeatedly doing the same task, creates a habit, a mile. A consistent habit, a thousand steps, determines a man’s success (I like to make it clear that success is subjective and relative). This principle applies to both positive and negative habits, which I will not talk about in this post. That’s a deep subject for another day.

Taking the first step, the first day, is always the hardest. Once that is done, however, things get easier. I hope this post encourages you to try the habit thing, even if you have to start small, like I did. In the long run, these small steps will make a huge impact in my life and yours too, if you start now.