<How to best use the habit tracking threads
I don't really track outcomes that much. Instead, I track actions and habits. The reason for this is simple.>Someone can have a goal to get in shape. But if they never make a regular habit of working out, they will never get in shape. Alternatively, someone else can have no particular goal around fitness. But, if they exercise regularly and consistently for a long period of time, they will get in shape. It's the action/habit that makes the difference, not the outcome in mind.
For myself, I don't log my achievements in a split second. In the back of my mind throughout the week, I know I'm going to be writing down what I did. This also pushes me to do a bit more. Usually on Friday, I create a draft list of action achievements. Then, I think about it a bit more, and add to it before I post it. That's why it's so long and has somewhat mundane sounding things.>A lot of what I do isn't that hard or time consuming.
It's important to remember that the time is going to pass anyways, regardless of what is done. The quality of that time is variable. Someone with a habit of going to the gym and someone with a habit of scrolling through social media put about the same amount of effort/thought into either. A habit, afterall, is something that is done almost automatically. It's establishing or breaking habits that takes effort.
There's a certain science to tracking habits like this.>When you recognize your own achievements, it releases serotonin in your brain, making you feel good. Thus, it's like a self induced reward and you're more likely to continue those good habits.
It honestly blows my mind that so few people join in on this thread. Some of you might be happy and have decent lives. But I know what people in the far left are like. It's a lot of a pathetic losers. This is literally an easy way to improve your life.
Thinking, 'Ill never change' is both disempowering and untrue. You will inevitably change. Think about how different you were 7 or 10 years ago. It's hard to perceive looking forward, but you'll likely change in equal measure by 7 or 10 years from now. Rather than hoping for the best, it's far more effective/helpful to take the reigns of your own life.
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