They sound funny, but they're true. Instead of beating yourself up for not exercising today, congratulate yourself for reaching Phase 2!
Well, I do. Seriously.
Presenting the eight stages of a new habit:
Phase 1: You forget completely.
Phase 2: You forget, but remember later.
Phase 3: You remember you want to do it, but don't.
Phase 4: You remember to do it, but don't the next day.
Phase 5: You fall on and off the wagon.
Phase 6: You go in streaks, only falling off once in awhile.
Phase 7: You go 40 days straight.
Phase 8: You forget, but do it automatically, anyway.
I'm super good at Phase 2 and 3. Expert. :-)
How are your New Year's Goals and Resolutions going? I'm at about 50%, and I'm congratulating myself on that.
Whether I should or not, LOL. :-)
Considering there are 51 more weeks left in the year, even if you're at Phase 1 or 2, you have plenty of time left. :-) Go for it!
Please remember to check out Habitat for Travis, if you are able to pitch in with money or prayers or thoughts: his house burned to the ground.
Also, Barack Obama has a new website to connect neighbors together for service projects at USAservice.org. (Via the brilliant mom2brie!)