February Habit Update (Late, I know!)

I forgot to post a February habit update. Here’s a quick report on how I am doing with my current habits.  I am sick today so I don’t have the patience to list exact numbers or percentages like I did in January.

Number of days tracking habit goals: 433!

I am either on track or ahead of schedule with the following habits:

  • eat a vegetable with at least two meals. Goal: 150 times by the end of 2016 (goal set on Feb. 7th).
  • Strength workout. Goal: 160 times in 2016.
  • No TV shows started after 9pm. Goal: 250 times in 2016.
  • Date with my husband. Goal: 10 times in 2016.
  • Do some intentional cleaning. Goal: 50 times by the end of 2016. (goal set on Jan. 1)
  • Name something I love or appreciate about myself. Goal: 350 times by the end of 2016. (goal set on Jan. 1)
  • Name something for which I feel grateful. Goal: 350 days in 2016.

That’s seven habits! Pretty darn awesome.

I am slightly behind schedule on these habits, but still making consistent steady progress:

  • Do something myself instead of asking my husband to do it for me. Goal: 150 times by the end of 2016 (goal set on Feb. 7th)
  • Take an intentional walk. Goal: 200 times in 2016.
  • Take Vitamin D. Goal: 355 times in 2015.
  • Eat a green vegetable. Goal: 355 days in 2016.
  • Take Vitamin D. Goal: 355 times in 2015.
  • Finish my food for the day by 8pm. Goal: 225 times in 2016.
  • In bed by 10pm. Goal:250 times in 2016.
  • Say or do something nice for my husband. Goal: 250 times in 2016.
  • Get rid of 500 items from our home in 2016.

That’s 9 habits that are slightly behind schedule, but still making steady progress. It is only the beginning of March, too. That’s the beauty of setting yearly goals –  I know, for example, the walking habit will likely be back on schedule once the weather gets nicer. And I know that some of the habits fell a little behind while I was getting used to falling asleep with the CPAP machine. If I am still behind in a month or two, I will consider resetting the goal numbers to something more realistic for me.

There is one habit that I have not been making good progress on:

  • Deposit at least $10 into my family’s emergency fund: 50 times in 2016.

And that is because I have not set up an easy way to do it, and now that I have to drive my husband everywhere it is more difficult for me to make time to get to the bank. Now, we do have some money direct deposited from my husband’s paycheck, but I would like to be able to do more and hope to get back to this one soon.

There is one habit that my husband has taken over for me:

  • Make a pot of rice and beans: 45 times in 2016.

And I am not arguing, because he is the one who eats it anyway! I don’t like them that much.

And I added two new habits to the list in February, because I realized I was already doing them and wanted to check off more easy columns on my chart:

  • Eat a source of protein with at least 2 meals. Goal: 265 times by the end of 2016. Goal set on Feb. 25th. Making steady progress. Like I said, I added it to my list because I realized I was already doing it, with ease.
  • eat a vegetable with at least two meals. Goal: 150 times by the end of 2016 (goal set on Feb. 7th). Already killing this habit (it’s on the first list too).

That’s it for February and early March!

Wondering how I figured out these habit goals? I wrote a series of posts about my process. You can start here.

Wondering how I track my goals? That’s covered in the third post of the series, and also in this post.

Wondering how I did in 2015, and what effects I’ve noticed? Here’s the report.

Wondering how I did in January 2016? Here’s the report.

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