“Yet habit – strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?”Herman Melville
It’s simple to say, but the best daily habit you could do is the one thing in your life you would love to improve in. If you could master any skill or character trait instantly, what would it be? Starting a daily habit is one method of achieving it.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Something you can work on and complete every day. A creative outlet you want to master or want to do but can never find the time to do it.
- Rap hook
- Love note
- Business idea
Something you want to get better at, but not necessarily something that can be “completed” in a day. Some skill, character trait or goal you can hone or chip away at.
- Connect with friends (old/new)
Something that gets you moving and off your tush. Something that gets you doing anything but vegging out in front of the tv.
- Chop wood
- Body workouts
- Stand (ing Desk)
Something that can wash away the daily anxieties and bustle of life. Something that allows you to hone your mind, actions and reactions (the only thing we honestly can control).
- Gratitude practice
- Be alone with yourself
- TED Talk
- Make Your Bed
Feel free to borrow one of these ideas, or make your own. I’d recommend starting with just one daily habit. Keep track of your daily streak.
The only rule is to do it daily. 11 PM rolls around and you haven’t written your poem yet — write your poem. Have the worst day in your life — write your daily journal entry. Consistency is the clearest path towards mastery.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #758