It’s not every day that you can say you stumbled upon something that changed your life.
That’s what The Standards Methodology has done for me, though. My friend @stephencelis told me about it, and quite simply, it’s almost like a recurring, daily to-do list for healthy habits. It can be anything from “stop biting your nails” to “exercise a bit each morning.” The standards you make are up to you. When you accomplish it, you check it off. Simple.
At the end of each week, you’re supposed to reflect on the standards that you failed, and congratulate yourself for the things you’re doing well. Then, if you like, you can refine your list going in to the next week. Drop one, add another, or keep it going.
Indeed it seems to be that the truly simple ideas are the ones that work, and this little self-practice in accountability has been a real game-changer for me.
Give it a try, and let me know if it works for you, too.