Habit Building


This past year has been all about habits for me. I started out 2019 with one clear goal in mind: I would build at least 12 new habits (1 a month) throughout this year. This is how I built the first one: A Morning Routine.

I started out with waking up early, 6:30am to be precise, and found it to be excruciating at first. My head would hurt, my brain wouldn’t function properly, and I’d desperately need to sleep throughout the day. In fact, I would have to say that it was the hardest habit I have ever developed, but also the most fundamental.

After a couple days I found the headaches and the mental fog to start going away. But that did not mean I was feeling more up to it. In fact, some days I wouldn’t even leave the bed before 9 despite being awake at 6:30.

This is because it is not enough to just say you want to wake up at 6:30am every day, your mind won’t have such a change just to watch TV or YouTube videos for the next 2 and a half hours. You need a reason.

In comes the Morning Routine.