Sometimes to make progress with something you just have to get the ball rolling a little bit. I’ve heard that it takes 21 days to make (or break) a habit, but from my experience it takes a little bit longer. I created a habit tracker with 100 circles and it couldn’t be easier to use, simply cross out each day when you complete the task you want to make a habit. But here is the kicker, try not to miss even one single day! When I have used this approach the first two weeks are a bit of a struggle to stay motivated. But then something happens around day 12-15 when I see all the days checked off and I get motivated from not wanting to break the streak.
My husband and I are starting a 100 days of exercising. Obviously we aren’t going to do hardcore workouts for 100 days straight, but we want to get some sort of exercise in every day even if that means an evening walk with the boys in the stroller. I imagine by the time we get to day 40 or 50 we won’t want to stop after seeing all the crossed off days. If it truly only takes 21 days to make a habit, we might just have a new habit and new lifestyle after 100 days! One hundred days from today will be November 3, so I’m looking forward to our new exercise habit where we will be sure to get outside and enjoy the summer and fall.
So whether you want to make a new habit of exercising, making your bed, reading, eating breakfast, not eating after 7 pm, or something completely different I hope this printable helps you stay on track!
The free printable download is below. Good luck starting a new habit!
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