Have you ever started a new exercise program full of enthusiasm but then got injured or burnt out, started dreading working out and gave up? Still got a goal to lose weight or get fit? Well... have you ever tried doing a new SMALL habit every day for 7, 28, 90 days etc? If you haven't tried a chain maybe now's the time.
The chain process is attributed to Jerry Seinfeld. James Clear explains- "The Seinfeld Strategy works because it helps to take the focus off of each individual performance and puts the emphasis on the process instead. It's not about how you feel, how inspired you are, or how brilliant your work is that day. Instead, it's just about "not breaking the chain."
"Pick a task that is meaningful enough to make a difference, but simple enough that you can get it done.". If you don't have a current workout regime I recommend taking more steps. There are loads of great fitness trackers, apps and low cost pedometers to help you measure your progress. Simply see how much you walk on the first day and increase daily for x amount of days. You could work up to a good amount, 10,000 steps is often recommended and keep the chain going after that at your new target rate.
Mark each day you complete your task on a calendar or use a chains app to get that 'I've accomplished something' buzz.
Consistency Consistency Consistency!
Don't break the chain!
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