by Kathie England

Better Than Before – Day 26

The Blast Start!

It’s the opposite of taking the smallest step possible. It requires a high degree of commitment. It’s demanding But its intensity can help to jump start a habit.

Gretchen Rubin used the Blast Start to write a novel in 30 days.

This strategy can’t be maintained forever, but it can give momentum to start building a new habit. I’ve realized that my commitment to blog for 30 days in a row is really a Blast Start, though I hadn’t got to that part of the book when I made this commitment.

Rubin points out that because the Blast Start is unsustainable for a long period of time, it’s important to have a plan about how to shift from the intensity of the Blast Start into your new habit.

I’ve realized that after my 30 days of blogging I will be traveling on two occasions, so I’m pondering what my transition will look like as I strive to maintain the habit of blogging.

Tomorrow I’ll wrap up this section about First Steps.