What’s the one thing you should do more regularly but don’t?
Whether it’s riding more, eating right, cursing less, exercising, cleaning tack, or writing blog posts, this simple trick will help keep you motivated.
I began this practice in 2012 while training for my first half-marathon. I’m using it now to track exercise in pursuit of my New Year’s Resolution.
- Good old-fashioned wall calendar (yes, real paper!)
- Stickers (Choose whatever suits your fancy. The more excited you are about the stickers, the better the result.)
1 day of intended behavior earns 1 calendar sticker
Bonus (not for the faint of heart):
For those who need added motivation, try adding a dose of accountability. Tell someone who sees your calendar daily (spouse, colleague, roommate, parent) what the sticker calendar represents. Positive peer pressure.
I’ve found the sticker calendar to be a highly effective, quick, and inexpensive motivation tool. Would you consider it? What other methods work for you?