The power of reminders

It’s been overt 10 days since the last blogpost and that goes to show that if you’re not thinking about something constantly it’s not going to become a habit overnight.

First of all it is not healthy to be thinking about the same thing over and over that’s why we have reminders and habits.

Secondly, habits form after you consistently do something for 60+ days and adding too many things at once to that habit will also deter you from forming that habit.

A study revealed why most people are not able to keep their New Years resolutions and that is because we add too many thing too many resolutions on ourselves to accomplish.

Take exercising for example, let’s say you work out twice a month and you resolve to do it twice a week, that resolution is already flawed from the get go, because you might be able to stick with it for say 1-2 months, but it’s going to be super hard. Because you’ve added 600% more exercises to your month than you initially managed.

The ideal way to get to 2/week exercise would be to start with 1/week and continue that for 3 months, then introduce 2/week and keep that up for 3 months and gradually get good at keeping up.

So yes reminders are necessary, it can be a person reminding you to do your thing or an app. I remembered that I hadn’t written in 10 days so I thought to myself that I can simply set a reminder on my phone which is with me all waking hours of the day.

So now the reminders app will remind me everyday in the morning to write a blogpost. Hopefully this can help me form this essential habit.

When I restarted blogging I simply depending on my brain to remind me and we can’t do that all the time.

Off loading a simple task such as reminders to an app keeps your mind clear and focus on working more efficiently.

Yea it’s not a massive revelation but it’s good to come to some conclusions without jumping on a mat.