“Don’t Break the Chain”

Jerry Seinfeld wanted to be better comic. Better comics have better jokes, and better jokes come from writing every day. To motivate himself to write everyday, he put a calendar on the wall and made a big red X each day he wrote jokes.

“After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain. Don’t break the chain.” – from Brad Isaac

I’ve used this technique to work out more, stop drinking, and to build other habits.

The only problem is that it’s hard to find a simple, dedicated calendar to track it on. First I used a little at-a-glance calendar to track things in 2014 (but I made it too complicated). Then, I made a dedicated one for 2016 and 2017.

This year I got tired of re-creating it every year to fit the correct dates/days. So here’s the evergreen DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN calendar in pdf and jpg:

DONTBREAKTHECHAIN.jpg

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