#75Hard Day 75: A Few Takeaway Lessons
▶️ For those who have been following from day 1, you know that I started this challenge to get a better perspective on what it’s like to be a beginner again.
▶️ I’ve established a consistent process of habit development and wanted to remember the struggle of things so I can better empathize with and coach my clients.
▶️ I definitely got a taste of this struggle and wanted to share a few takeaways.
▶️ Challenges are a great way help us focus, but you must have a game plan in place after the 30/60/90/etc. days are over, otherwise once you cross the finish line, you can easily revert back to former habits.
▶️ When you “press the gas” that hard for that long, it’s temptingly stop as soon as the dedicated time has passed.
▶️ I prefer consistency in habit practice to an all-or-nothing process in most circumstances for this very reason. Hard core “perfection” can only last so long before we burn out and want to give up altogether. To the degree we “stretch the rubber-band,”it will snap back on us.
▶️ I do like the way that clear cut rules make it easier to make decisions. When things are spelled out in black and white, there’s no questions about how to act. It eliminates decision fatigue and offsets the load that can drain the willpower battery. I still only recommend this approach for a limited time and with a cleat exit strategy.
▶️ On the other hand, strict rules takes the joy out of the process like woah, for real. For example, my morning walk is something I always look forward to. I moved them outside to meet the challenge requirements, and once it got cold I started to dread them.
▶️ Takeaway: I strongly encourage you to find a way to practice your habits in a way that you actually enjoy so that it’s easy to maintain them. I’m glad to be back to indoor walks starting tomorrow! 😂
▶️ Would you guys be interested in me continuing to share videos like this? I’m Thinking maybe on a weekly basis? If so, let me know below!
▶️ Any other questions about my #75Hard experience?
▶️ Thank you @andyfrisella for creating this challenge. Thank you @won.d_fit for sharing about it!