Poster: 90 Day 'Habit Calendar' A3

Poster: 90 Day 'Habit Calendar' A3


To Change Your Life, You Must First Change Your Habits.
We are the sum-total of our habits. So how do we take control of what we repeatedly do? Because what we repeatedly do shapes our days, our bodies and our minds. But breaking a habit is harder than just carrying on with it. Habits are created over time, and we don’t even know they are habits until we try and opt out of them. Opting out is hard. Why does it take on average 66 days to break a habit? Some take shorter. Some take longer. But a deep understanding is needed to break a habit. Willpower won’t do it.
"We Make Our Habits. Then Our Habits Make Us."

The mistake most people make is trying to change a behaviour and not the person you need to become to make the new habit stick. Imagination is the superpower to changing new habits. Why? Because 95% of habits are sub-consciously driven (right brain). Basically, we don’t even think about them. We just auto-pilot them. And to change them, we try and use the left brain. The odds are not stacked in its favour. We need to imagine the person we need to be before we can make the change happen.
What Makes You Cross?
This is one of the best and simplest ways to break a habit. Jerry Seinfeld's productivity secret is better known as ‘Don’t break the chain’. Spend some amount time doing the desired activity every day, when you do, cross off that day on a calendar. This creates a chain of X’s showing your progress. The more X’s there are, the more motivated you are to keep going. This effect is called loss aversion. Basically, we haven’t come this far to only come this far. The progress is visible. And it’s addictive, in a good way.

To add some spice to this, over a 90 day period of not drinking, switching my phone off for 12-hour stints, and meditating each day, I would put £5 in a box. In the box was a box of matches and a photo of something I was saving up for. If I fail, I would have to burn the money. If I succeed, I would have a bunch of money towards something I wanted. Both stick and carrot.*

*All Credit to Mike Coulter for this piece of inspiration.

The print size is A3

Digitally printed on Colorplan White
297 x 420 mm (11.69 x 16.53 inches)
270 gsm

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