How to Live Your Ultimate Dream Life | With the Quarterly Habit Handbook
What is it?
The Quarterly Habit Handbook, is a softcover 6x9 inch workbook. Its purpose is to help you gain control of your life. It will increase your chances of success by focusing on habit revision and new habit creation over the course of three months.
The Quarterly Habit Handbook includes prompts and questions based on scientifically backed methodology for personal transformation. By focusing on a 90-day cycle, good habit formation and maintenance is reinforced, enabling you to reach your goal lifestyle.
How it Works
Habits determine 95% of a person’s behavior, they define who you are today. Habits offer a glimpse into your future, because they determine everything you will ever become. Have you ever started a healthier diet, only to jump right back into your old eating habits as soon as something inconvenient happened? Studies show you can’t just extinguish a habit, which is why it’s so easy to fall back into old routines.
But the good news is there is a way to change a habit. You must find an alternative routine and then exercise will-power. According to Charles Duhigg in his book The Power of Habit:Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, “dozens of studies show that willpower is the single most important keystone habit for individual success.” Willpower is a habit that needs training, and like a muscle it needs to be worked. Check out my previous post for more information about keystone habits.
The Quarterly Habit Handbook is designed to guide you through your will-power training consistently. Self-discipline is necessary in order to make the changes you desire. And this workbook is designed to walk you through the process of developing positive habits, effectively leading you towards your success.
This workbook is perfect for you if you want to:
Save More Money
Every month included has its own budget form. This not only serves as a starting point, but also a measuring point. As you fill out each month's budget you can compare areas of growth and understand areas of weaknesses.
Each month also includes itemized credit card sheets. Writing down every one of your credit card purchases creates financial awareness. And at the end of the month you have a snapshot of your credit card expenses, you can now check to see if your spending matched your priorities.
Build upon your previous month's budget. Is there any areas in which you can improve for next month?
Start your Health and Fitness Journey
The daily pages are a perfect place to write down your workouts. For example, it can be something as simple as:
- cardio: 30 min.
- stretching: 10 min.
After writing down your workout plan, you have a designated area to write down any obstacles you may face. Use this area to think about what could possibly keep you from your workout. Then think of the solutions and write how you plan to apply these solutions to your obstacles.
At the end of your day write how you felt after following through with your workout. Make sure to record your workout length, reps, and weight. Anyway to measure your workout so you can refer back when necessary. This way your momentum will favor moving forwards towards accomplishing even more.
For more information about how to get started on your fitness journey, check out my post here.
Track your Habits
Studies show you can't simply extinguish a habit. If you want to change a habit, you must find an alternative routine and exercise will-power. Track your consistency.
Herbert Grey, a businessman, found in his studies the common denominator of success was that, "successful people make a habit of doing the things that unsuccessful people don't like to do."
The Importance of Writing & Reviewing Each Month
In order to keep track and continue moving forward, at the end of each month a review is included. You can reflect on the previous month and make adjustments to your goal strategy as needed. Keep your momentum moving in the right direction.
According to research from Princeton University and the University of California, students who take notes on paper actually learn and retain more than those who use laptops. The reason is because they are writing. The process of writing is so important when it comes to personal growth and transformation. You are engaging different parts of your brain when writing. The act of writing forces you to more fully process your thinking, giving you greater self-understanding.
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I hope you enjoy creating your ideal life, and as always, Live Life Driven By Your Curiosity.