Don’t break the chain and create good habits

So the ‘Don’t Break The Chain’ method for creating good habits and being productive is pretty simple. You get a calendar, like a wall hanging calendar with puppies on, not a virtual one on your phone. And then start marking out big crosses on on every day you succeeded completing your task, probably in a thick red felt tip, for visual effect, because I think it’s a visual thing. You get a warm feeling inside when you see all those big red caterpillars lining up on your wall, pure, unbroken productivity. And the psychology is, the more days you do, the more you are likely to keep going. You basically guilt yourself into keeping on going because you want that calendar to be a solid page of red x’s and if it’s a physical calendar hanging on your wall, and if you miss a day. You’ll have to live with that for the rest of the month. But I’ve got a problem. What if I want to get lots of different things done every day. Do I have to do all of those things to get my X, or do have a wall with 10 calendars. I’m thinking of doing something else.

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