I’m sure everyone’s heard it takes around 21 days to get into an old or new routine or habit. Especially in exercising, it can be daunting and you may want something to cut corners in order to slim down quicker. Unfortunately, cutting corners isn’t the way and it’s easy to be thrown off track due to this. Whether it’s exercising or getting into a new habit of some sort for your own good, it will take time to adjust to it mentally. It does feel like a chore at first but then it becomes a part of you.
I’ve been on 3 holidays this year, each close to one another, and as well as having a heavy birthday recently, it has thrown me off of my health and fitness routine. I’ve been finding it hard to properly get back into it. I have done bits and bobs but it’s not enough for me. People say jot it down daily in a notebook, bullet journal it but it doesn’t really work for me as I don’t look into my bullet journal everyday nor do I carry it around with me everywhere. I need that constant reminder then I had come up with this idea.
Say hello to *insert cool name which I can’t think of* thing. I’ve incorporated the use of sticky tabs and stuck 21 of them on a wall where I will constantly see it. This happens to be the wall next to my front door and my bed (I live in a studio like apartment. Hard to explain). Each one is numbered 1 – 21 which represents the days. This is like an everyday to do list where it’s a constant reminder and I must complete my proper fitness routine. Once I’ve done everything for the day, I will peel the day off one by one as the days past. For me, usually after 5 days, the routine is starting to come back into place and I need to carry on.
This is my 21 day journey and I would highly recommend this if you’re getting back into an old or new routine/habit and jotting it down isn’t helping you.
How do you get back into a routine and stick to it?