Day 3: Adding Habits
This is the third day of the Habitspark 7-day Jumpstart. You are making great progress so far, keep it up!
Today we’ll cover adding habits. It’s important to be careful about adding new habits because each habit is taking up mental energy and over-loading yourself is a recipe for disaster. Habitspark has built in rules about adding new habits to help you keep making progress and not become overwhelmed. The first rule is that you start with a limit of three habits (you can start with less, but no more than three habits).
Rule #1 Three habit maximum
This limit will increase as you have success with keeping habits. When you hit 21 days in a row on a habit, you can increase the limit by 1. So if you have been working on three habits and you reach 21 days on the first habit, you can increase the limit to 4 and add a new habit.
As you can see below, there is a line indicating a maximum of 3 habits (this is on the fancy excel spreadsheet).
When the first habit hits 21, a fourth habit can be added:
If you aren’t using the fancy excel spreadsheet, you can circle when you reach 21 days and add a new line to indicate you can start a new habit:
You don’t need to start the new habit right away, you can start whenever you are ready:
That’s it, now you know when to add habits. Come back tomorrow for Day 4.