I’ll be honest, this 100 day blogging challenge is challenging! So I thought about how I could see my progress more visually. I guess there’s a thousand ways I could have done it; moved 100 paperclips from one jar to another, go by percentage (18% by the way), give myself reward stickers, etc.
I decided on the “Don’t break the chain” productivity technique. It’s accredited to Jerry Seinfeld (1) where he said in order to become better at writing jokes, he would write one a day and put a big red mark on his calendar. You start seeing a chain of Xs so by doing something everyday, you are creating the chain. Don’t miss a day – don’t break the chain.
Seinfeld denies it was his idea (2). Nonetheless, I find it useful and created my own including a couple of milestones (3). It’s rather satisfying, putting another cross down, especially for those of you out there that love checking things off your task list ☺
It’s particular helpful for daily tasks. However if you want to have breaks, then set some rules, for example, a break every Sunday. Since you have factored it in, you are still creating your chain.
Where do you want to build consistency?
3) My 100 days checklist