Wrapping up and reporting back
Congratulations on completing this course.
Putting it all together
- Yesterday (and this habit): Write about yesterday however you like, and then write a bit about this journaling habit: whether you want something like this to remain part of your everyday life; why yes or why not; and if yes, in what form and how you’ll make it happen.
- My morning manifesto: What’s your morning manifesto? Why, for you, is first thing in the morning an important time of day? If you wanted the world to know one thing about why you think mornings matter, what would it be?
If you concluded that the “what happened yesterday?” prompt is something you’d like to keep going, I hope you will. Or if by now you’ve found other ways of reflecting, in writing or in other ways, that’s great too.
Making the habits you want satisfying
In this final challenge, you’re building the meta-habit of habit change—by using your skills to put a pocket of silliness or brightness into your day, just because you can.
Tomorrow morning, do something completely unnecessary and frivolous—as small as you like, but something that makes you smile to imagine doing (and will make you smile when you actually do it). Maybe dancing to a piece of music you love (with or without a friend on Zoom), or baking cupcakes, or buying tickets to see a band, or lying in the sun for 15 minutes, or…? The primary utility should be that it makes you feel good; if other reasons to do it feel more important (e.g. it’s someone’s birthday so you can give them the cupcakes, or your partner keeps asking you to get the gig tickets), it’s not the right thing.
Get it in the journal now to make sure it happens!
I’d love to hear about your experience of taking this course—whether you got what you wanted from it, and anything else you’d like to share. As I noted at the start, if you’re willing to give your name in both the pre-course and the post-course surveys, I’ll then be able to analyse your pre/post responses together, which will be even more helpful. You can access the survey here.
Or you can reach out reach out to me directly if you need help with anything in the course, or with your next steps.