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Anyway, back to the sticking with things. I can usually last about three days, sometimes a whole week, but more than that is really tough for me. It's like the 17-day diet. You can do anything for 17 days, right? Not me. Or the notion that it takes 21 days to create or break a habit. Guess who has trouble with that? If I can't get past a week, how in the world can I make it/do it for three weeks?
However, I can make it for the next fifteen minutes. I can do just about anything for 15 minutes -- like the 15 minute challenge. And often those 15 minutes turn into an hour. I just need to figure out how to challenge myself, or perhaps remind myself, that I just need to do it for 15 minutes, and then 15 minutes more, and 15 minutes more, and so on and so on and then that 15 minutes can eventually become 17 days or 21 days or a lifetime habit. Sounds easy, doesn't it? HA.
The problem is remembering the 15 minutes. and being intentional. I need a string tied around my finger. I need reminders everywhere. I found the picture below when I was googling the word "goals"; it looks good.
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I feel like if my goals were on my mind, I might be able to stick with them. I'd love any tips anyone has on how to remember what my goals are, and, for that matter, tips of how I can remember why they are my goals (i.e. how important they are), and how to attain or achieve them. When I see a box of doughnuts, I don't want to think about NOT eating a doughnut. I just want to eat it and all the other ones too. Help.