Lesson Learned on The Power of Habit

Mike Coval
January 7, 2021

If you regularly read my emails, then you're probably wondering where my Monday morning email has been this morning 🙂

Well, usually I do all of my writing on Sunday's. It's been a habit of mine for quite some time now.

However, over the past 3 weeks I've added something into my routine and that is editing my videos that I do for my YouTube channel for COVAL Hoop Strong. I'm learning that this is a very time intensive endeavor, but I'm determined to become more efficient.

I will get more efficient and actually as of yesterday, have become more efficient. In fact, that's why this email is late getting out.

I'd usually start editing early afternoon and not finish until in the middle of the evening. I HATED getting done that late. So yesterday, I started first thing in the morning. I was done by noon.

I get done and think "damn! I have so much time now! I have a couple of more projects to work on, am going to the gym to go lift....this is awesome!"

Something didn't feel right though. I felt like I was forgetting to do something.

Writing my emails for the week is my "something" that I forgot to do.

My habit was writing emails and content for social media first thing in the morning. It was so engrained in me that I completely forgot that I still had to do that after spending the morning editing video.

Honestly, I didn't even realize I forgot until I was about to go to bed last night.

Our habits can work for us (we don't have to consciously think about doing the things that benefit us) or they can work against us (we don't consciously think about doing the things that don't benefit us).

In my situaiton I wouldn't say that it worked for me or against me. It was simply a reminder of how powerful our physiology can be.

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