The habit changer challenge

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  1. Force Majeure

    Force Majeure Fapstronaut

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    The goal of this challenge is to change your life completely by making it a habit to change tiny habits.

    Everything you do needs a motivation and a trigger. The harder the thing is to do, the higher the motivation will need to be. On the other hand, if the thing is really simple to do, you will need almost no motivation. The only thing left then is a trigger in order for you to actually do it. If you let the trigger be that you do the thing directly after something else you already do, you can start developing new habits that will last for life.

    The challenge is simple: You are going to start with 30 new habits that will into this frame: "After I ____, I will ____". That's it!

    Examples:
    After I go up, I will make my bed.
    After I pee, I will do two push-ups.
    After I wake up in the morning, I will take 10 deep breaths at the balcony.

    The challenge is not day oriented so feel free to add another habit whenever you feel like. When you have reached 30 habits you complete the challenge, however, feel free to hang around and add more habits if you feel like. Let it take some time for you to think about your habits, don't change everything at once. :)

    The method above is described in this TEDx presentation:


    Good luck!
     
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  2. Force Majeure

    Force Majeure Fapstronaut

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    I'm in!

    1: After I go up, I will take ten deep breaths at the balcony.
     
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  3. Ender Atreides

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    Good idea, well worded. Appreciate you making this challenge.

    Ok, I'm in.

    1. After I get up, I will get coffee and I will not go back to bed.
     
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  4. Force Majeure

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    2: After I pee at home, I will clean up two misplaced things in the bathroom.
     
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  5. Force Majeure

    Force Majeure Fapstronaut

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    That’s great! Welcome to the challenge :)

    I just changed the rules a bit so you may want to read them again. I changed the number of behaviours from 100 to 30 and I made it clear you can continue adding habits here after you reach 30 if you like. Hope it works for you. :)
     
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  6. ujing

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    The new habit which i will try from tomorrow:
    After I got up in the morning, I will leave the bed as soon as possible & drink coffee instead of being there lying in bed & imagining sensual/sexual things....
     
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  7. Force Majeure

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    That's great, welcome to the challenge!

    3: After I enter the kitchen, I will tidy up one thing.
     
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  8. Force Majeure

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    4: After I have taken deep breaths at the balcony, I will review my life goals.
     
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  9. Giacomo

    Giacomo Fapstronaut

    I started this some days ago but I think it's good anyway.
    After I got up, I'll wait at least 20 minutes before switching on my phone and my pc.
     
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  10. frequentdogwalker

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    I started this about a month ago, but can use the support of this forum:
    I will not read internet news from any device. This keeps me from wasting work time, and helps me be productive. It also saves me from unnecessary distress over things I can't do much about anyway.
     
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    I will keep an alarm set on my cellphone to go off every night at 10 pm. When the alarm goes off, I will start getting ready for bed (walk the dog, brush and floss my teeth, refill my humidifier, etc.)
     
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    Instead of watching TV / mindless youtube in the evening, I will read a book -- ordered a few a month ago and barely cracked them open.
     
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  13. Force Majeure

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    This habit is extremely effective! By doing tiny things, like putting a spoon in the dishwasher, my whole kitchen gets cleaned up magically. :D:eek:
     
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  14. Force Majeure

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    You may be interested in the no screen challenge for this. By having a deadline for when to stop using screens, everything else gets done naturally.
    https://www.nofap.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-no-screen-challenge.185858/
     
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    Whenever I bring home something new (other than consumables like groceries, toilet paper and paper towels), I will remove something I already have. This will help eliminate clutter.
     
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    Happy to be here, thanks for the update.

    2: After I get a strong urge, I will turn off my devices and read a book/stretch.
     
  17. Force Majeure

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    5: After I put my head on the pillow, I will think about happy memories with my kids.
     
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    3: After I set a time to do something, I will stick to it, focus on it 100% and not make excuses or trick myself out of it

    4: After I make a mistake, I will immediately recover from it and refocus on what's in front of me instead of getting caught up in it.
     
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  19. Force Majeure

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    I know exactly what you are talking about - It's the procrastination in it's very core. I have been procrastinating a project of mine for quite some time now and I have just realised I drift away in other thoughts even after I try to focus my mind again. Working actively on getting back momentum.
     
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  20. frequentdogwalker

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    I followed my commitment to start getting ready for bed at 10pm last night. This was great! I got to bed earlier and took better care of my dental health than usual. Definitely worth keeping it up.
     
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