Day 13

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Rohn



Welcome to Day 13 of the Mental Focus Challenge! Yesterday, you worked on tracking your progress. Did you notice anything that you hadn’t realized before? Keep writing everything down and you’ll start to notice certain patterns that either help or hurt you.

At this point in the challenge, you should have a grasp on two changes that increase your productivity. Now, you have to develop these challenges into habits.

Challenge of the Day: Complete Your Challenge Combo

The challenge of the day is to remain consistent with your challenge combo. However, you should start to think of them as everyday habits.

In order to develop a habit, you need to keep these three R’s of habit change in mind:

  1. Reminder
  2. Routine
  3. Reward

You must implement this pattern in order to develop productive habits. If you don’t, then the habit will not be psychologically pleasing to you. Soon enough, you’ll get rid of the habit and you’ll be back to your unproductive ways.

Here’s how to develop each one:

  • The reminder should be a psychological trigger that tells your brain it’s time to perform the habit. If you meditate in the morning, then a shower could be your trigger. Your brain will be ready to focus on meditating.
  • The routine is the behavior itself. This is your challenge combo.
  • The reward is the outcome of the habit. This completes the habit, and ends it with an enjoyable experience that makes you want to perform the habit again.

Think about the three R’s when you’re developing your habits.

App of the Day: Brain It On! (iOS | Android)

Brain It On! is a challenging puzzle game that’ll give your brain the ultimate workout. Draw shapes and work with physics to complete each puzzle. This game will improve your concentration and attention to detail. Try to solve these puzzles today!


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