Building Habits: Noticing Tension
I’ve noticed that I can be rather uptight and this expresses itself as tension in my physical body. And since I feel that tight muscles and shallow breathing don’t really help me much, I decided to do something about it.
It wasn’t anything fancy, I set the alarm on my phone to ring 4 times a day. That signaled me to do a quick check for muscle tension in my body and to simply relax. In fact, my alarm literally just rang again so if you’ll excuse me…
4 times a day for 7 days. If I can still do math that’s 28 checks this week. I’ve learned that consistency of action is probably the biggest factor in building new habits for me, and I have noticed myself doing random spot-checks even without my alarm. So yay for me 🙂
I’m going to let the alarms run for another week. 56 checks by next Sunday. Besides, who likes a tight ass?