I would like to think I am a consistent person. That I am dependable, if not sometimes predictable. However, I am noticing that I am not always as consistent as I mean to be. At least, we haven't been very consistent in trying to potty train our son. Part of it is him still not really wanting to be potty-trained yet. That definitely lowers the incentive on our parts to continue working at it. However, I know it works better if we are regular in our attempts instead of sporadic like we have been mostly since vacation. When we only remember to make him try every now and then instead of every thirty minutes to an hour, we almost always have to change several diapers a day. He's not ready to tell us he needs to go yet, and he needs that clockwork to be able to be accident-free.
It seems like I read somewhere that you have to do something thirty times to make it a habit. In other words, making your bed in the morning, or reading your Bible every day, etc. Doing it only a few days won't make it something that you remember to do consistently from then on. Instead, you must continue to remind yourself to do it for that first month. After that, it should come more naturally. And yes, both of those things have become habits in my life. As well as emptying and loading the dishwasher each day. And praying first thing in the morning before I get up, as well as in the shower at night. Or during times when I'm writing/editing, making sure I do at least a chapter or two a day. Good habits. But if I miss a day or two for one reason or another, it's harder the next day to remember to do those things. All the more reason for me to make sure I do it every day.
Do you have things you wish to be consistent about? What's something you find the hardest to be regular about? What's something you wish wasn't a habit?
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