The X Effect
In follow up my yesterday journal about the search for more productive life, I also ended up in this interesting subredit. If todo list is just about doing the item in the list. The X Effect is taking it into more high level, which is by trying to do something consistently in 7 weeks.
According to many popular psychology books, 7 weeks is the threshold to program a habit into human life. If one does something (or doesn't do something) continuously in that duration, he will get used to that and will be easy to maintain the habit in the longer time. 7 weeks are the time needed to flash the habit into human mind.
Feel attracted with the concept, I want to see it in action by trying something simple. I want to do 10 pushups everyday for this 7 upcoming weeks. Why pushups, it is very simple and short. If the routine is too intimidated, I can easily give up and the idea of maintaining habit at the first place will be fail. Pushups also has some physical benefit, it is a form an exercise. Only when I can make this routine work, I will try to have others X Effect routines. Maybe running 1Km per day, writing a novel for 15 minutes per day, code an IOS apps for 15 minutes per day.