After a potluck dinner last night, I was about to give myself the night off. I wasn’t going to do my last-thing-of-the-day language practice. But I discovered that I couldn’t. Already, after only 5 days, I’ve got my second habit going.
And it seems to me that this has universal applications. I’ll add to my routine, or write a course, indeed, live my whole life, by adding, amending, subtracting one item at a time.
You might go cautiously and add 1 habit a month. Spend a whole 30 days nailing each. After a year, you’d have 12 habits going nicely!