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A study entitled Making health habitual: the psychology of ‘habit-formation’ and general practice by Phillippa Lally showed that habits form after 66 days of doing the activity. What is the definition of a habit? According to PsychMechanics, a habit is “a behavior that is repeated again and again.” The bigger question is, how do we form habits? Psychologists, motivational speakers, and business leaders have their own frameworks for forming habits. Neuroscientists attribute our habits to the basal ganglia which also plays a role in our memories, emotions, and pattern recognition. Surprisingly, once a habit is formed, our brain is used less once the behavior becomes an automatic part of our being.
A habit tracker is a tool that allows you to quantify your behaviors and track how consistent you are in acquiring or removing specific ones, according to Niklas Goeke. Without a habit tracker, you won’t be able to monitor your progress and more importantly, measure the behavior you are hoping to turn into a habit.
The 66 Day Challenge habit tracker template is inspired by Robin Sharma’s 5AM Club 66 Day Challenge. Robin Sharma is one of the world’s premier speakers on leadership and personal mastery. You can watch Robin’s intro video to the 66 Day Challenge here, and use this doc as a way to track your habits as aim to make your behaviors automatic.
Unlike other habit trackers, this template can be used in your desktop browser or on your mobile phone. Key features include:
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