Tiny Habits and a busy day

I expected to read chapter 20 in the Atomic Habits book. However, I didn't get there. My late morning meeting ran into my lunchtime, which, because I stayed at my desk, meant other people could contact me and request things of me. I got to eat a sandwich, and as I was done with that, someone came up to talk about another report, and once he got up from my desk, another person IMed me about another deployment, and on and on.

I wish I could find the report I wrote that parsed IDs as ints, but the parameter passed in as a comma deliminated string. That'll help me finish my report - it's the last issue in my ticket to change. Everything else works, except for this. I'll work on it tomorrow morning before everyone shows up to start the day.

Two weeks ago, I signed up for BJ Fogg's Tiny Habits course, which is a 5 day course. They pair you with a coach that helps you start with the barest of habits - if you want to start flossing your teeth every day, you start with flossing one tooth after you are done with brushing your teeth. It's been like Atomic Habits extra light. While it's good to start here, I like to know more about the psychology before I change my habits. So far, and this makes sense, I've not gained any insight from doing Tiny Habits, just because I read Atomic Habits first. Both are good. It just depends on how you like to learn and attack things. Every evening, I have to email my coach about the habits I expected to do and if I was successful or not. So far, I've been successful, but I also didn't make my new habits very hard - I already have my gym and piano habits that I didn't want to double down on. So I selected a few habits I still wanted to do, but not necessarily huge things, like hanging up my coat in my closet instead of draping it over the back of the couch or chair.

Tomorrow, I'll have the time to read chapter 20, and maybe even finish the book!


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