Happy 2018 – Day 189 – When a routine becomes a habit

I’m about a week late in posting this because ‘life’ basically. But I’ve hit the 66 day mark of my 6 Minute Diary. Wahooooo!


So for 66 days, I’ve started every morning (minus the odd one) with 3 things I’m grateful for, a note about how I’ll make that day great and a positive affirmation. I’ve ended every evening (again – minus the odd one) with an explanation of my good deed that day, what I could do to improve and 3 great things that I experienced.

In the words of Picasso, as taken from the pages of this book,
“What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.” 

Completing this diary on a daily basis has taken my intentions – of seeing the best in people and situations, believing in myself a little more, focusing on what I can do for others and being plain old grateful to be alive – and it’s made them real. Its forced me to actually apply these ideas to the daily grind.

And I feel pretty flipping happy about it!

You don’t need a 6 Minute Diary to create a habit like this. Just write down three things you’re grateful for every morning and see where that takes you.

What habits are you reinforcing right now? Are they useful? Are there things that you’d like to stop? Are you even conscious of the habits that you’re currently forming or reinforcing? 

It seems fitting today to finish with a quote from Zig Ziglar that I’ve used before:

I’ll leave you today with a quote that I’ve mentioned before from Zig Ziglar,

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”


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