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May 16, 2019 18:53:23

Cheat days+habit formation

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This post was inspired by Ricardo Semler’s (CEO of Semco) practice of scheduling “terminal days”:

“On Mondays and Thursdays, I only do what I would do if I had just learned that I have a terminal disease. This forces you to answer for yourself what you really want to do and what really moves you. I find that I’m not left with goals (something measurable to achieve), but with processes that I love and want to do again and again.” — Ricardo Semler on the Tim Ferriss podcast.

For a long time, I have been having trouble sticking with new habits but then I read a lot of stuff online around the subject trying to figure out the permanent solution.

So what did I do? create cheat days.

I took a leaf from the dieting experience. 90 out of 100 people cheat on their diet.

I decided to take Wednesday and Sunday of each week as my cheat days for habits I am trying to create.

We all agree that we as normal human beings need a break from some of the things in our day to day lives. It’s the only way to grow.

The road to self-improvement is long and bumpy and I’m not obliged to travel at top speed.

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    @chacha "The road to self-improvement is long and bumpy and I’m not obliged to travel at top speed." i love this line and am committing it to my mental file, thank you.

    harold avatar harold | May 16, 2019 13:26:22
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    @chacha thanks for sharing! What a coincidence that my post today wrote about how I knew Derek Silver after I found The Tim Ferriss Show. It's my favorite podcast now though I am new to listen to podcast.
    Scheduling terminal days is really worth to try!

    5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | May 17, 2019 00:07:47
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