Habits

It’s too difficult to change habits, that’s the thing I’m running into the most with this. Recently I found a printable .pdf that was meant to be a habit “checklist” to help you keep track of what habits you were succeeding at and which you weren’t. The trick was 1-you’d have to print the checklist every single week, what a waste of paper and 2-they were charging for it.

So I took the basic idea from a few printable checklists that I saw and made it into a very simple Google Drive document, which you can look at here. You should be able to save your own copy that you can edit and keep track of yourself as well.

Also, I’ve been trying to use Evernote to keep a food, sleep, and exercise diary since I can access my Evernote notebooks through multiple devices. I’ve not really gotten that down, but I think I’ll add “update Evernote” to my habits list. But what I’ve been doing is pretty simple. I just have a notebook that is my food/exercise journal. Then each day gets it’s own note. The first line is when I slept the night before, then a list of the foods I ate and when I ate them (I’m not keeping track of quantities right now, I don’t want to be too obsessive) and then a line at the end for what exercise I did that day. Partially I’m doing this to keep track, but I’m also working on figuring out what food and exercise changes might do to my sleep schedule, and how I’m generally feeling. I’ve seen some spreadsheets that work in a similar fashion, but they usually have a bunch of lines I don’t feel like filling out.

My husband is on vacation this week, so we’re going to be taking more walks, and see how it goes. So next week hopefully I’ll have something more than “this is how I’m trying to even just remember to do what I’m supposed to do.”

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