This one’s pretty simple (no pun intended)!
I’ve used this method to effect a number of positive changes in my life and continue to do so even today. All you do is decide you want to instil a new positive habit and then write the number ‘1’ on your hand right away. The next morning, right after you wake up, write thenumber ‘2’ on your hand so as to start the day with the intention that you’ll live up to this new habit all day.
It is very important to remember that you will fail!!!
When you do give in to your previous pattern of behaviour, don’t be upset, observe how you feel about it, let it go and then simply wash that day’s number off your hand and write the number ‘1’ again.
Let’s just imagine that you get to ‘5’ over and over again. That’s about 20 days a month you’ve kept up your new positive habit!
Only got to ‘3’ before starting again? That’s still 12 days out of 30 that you were able to effect a positive change in your life. So with these two examples, you just made a 40-66% improvement! You’ll never be perfect but you will be better than before, and that’s all that matters. Let’s face it, life would be pretty boring if we were perfect…The last thing I used this method for was to cut a bunch of sugar out of my diet. I still have sugar, just about 70% less than I used to consume, so now have a new healthier sugar habit.Currently, I’m using ‘The Number’ to stave off morning procrastination. I tend to spend too much time on Facebook and surfing the web before getting down to work, which leaves me in a rush to get things done at the end of the day. I’ve been getting to ‘5’ most of the time, so have improved my morning productivity by 66%, and thus reduced my afternoon anxiety by the same amount!Finally, to add a bit of ‘art’ to the proceedings, try to draw interesting looking numbers.