|This is not the kind of streaking I am talking about|
Before you get all in a tizzy, I am not speaking of running around in my birthday suit, in all of my considerable glory.
Rather, I’m talking about trying to get things done by using a method as old as time: building a streak.
That is to say, do a small thing every day, and continue doing that thing everyday, after a while you have a streak going, and you are psychologically motivated not to break the streak.
I first read about this as a productivity tool in Lifehacker many years ago. Jerry Seinfeld uses it as a way to write every day.
Read more here: http://lifehacker.com/281626/jerry-seinfelds-productivity-secret
I’ve currently got two streaks going.
|My Duolingo streak: 1 year and counting!|
- Yesterday marked exactly a 365 day streak on DuoLingo of studying German!
- And as of today, (according to my Apple Watch),I have gone 66 consecutive days of meeting my Move Goal of burning 600 active calories each day.
With My Apple watch, it doesn’t give you that slack. I’ve had the watch for about 147 days (who’s counting?) and I’ve made my move goal for about 70% of the time. My latest streak is 66 days, and at this point, if I haven’t made it before I go to bed, I go downstairs and get on the treadmill until I do. I’d like it if it had the opportunity to buy a little slack.
I have an app (appropriately called STREAKS) but I prefer using the built in apps of the iPhone.
Here are some ideas I have to track my next streaks:
- Record everything I eat
- Stretch everyday
- Do my exercises everyday
- Write a blog post everyday
- Make 5 phone calls a day to book shows
- Use my water flosser everyday
- Write a sonnet everyday
Do you have any streaks going in your life? How do you manage them? Please post about them in the comments.