Hi community! This is a side journal to the main one, because i want to share my progress in the attempt to build a new habit (old habit actually), which is for me a great challenge at the moment. Let me explain... On my way to self improvement I found different activities and habits which can really give you the right momentum and the right attitude to do almost EVERYTHING I came across with one of these when i read the book "The 5 A.M. Club" ("C5M" in italian), from Robin Sharma. In the book he explains how to build strong habits which last in time and shows the reader the perfect morning routine: waking up at 5 am and complete different tasks from 5 am to 6 pm, in the so called "Hour of Victory" Spoiler: The Hour of Victory - in depth From 5am to 6am. Divide the hour in three parts (the so called 20-20-20 rule): 1) 20 mins - EXCERCISE Do some excercise as soon as you wake up. Cortisol is reduces, dopamine, serotonine and testosterone is increased. All these thing will boost your day 2) 20 mins - REFLECT Do some journaling, meditate, think about the day you have in front of you 3) 20 mins - READ Study something you want, read autobiographies... always learn something new!! 2 years ago I managed to achieve consistency in waking up at 5am and it worked very well for me. I was another person during the day, no procrastination, reading books, being more present. Then the lockdown, with nothing to do all day... it made me snooze the alarm and loose the habit (i even lost the nofap challenge during that period!!) NOW I want to take back this morning routine. It's the hardest thing ever after nofap for me. Since the end of the lockdown i tryed hard multiple times with no results. Monday 16/08 will be the first day, i will check-in here weekly to record my progress. No more excuse, this is something that must be done Spoiler: Why consistency is essential You can't set the alarm at 5 am for two days, then wake up at 8am for the next 3 days, then again 5 am, then 7 am and so on Consistency is the name of the game. With no consistency, you can't build the new neural pathway which makes the habit lasts in time. For this purpose, Sharma in the book identified a period of 66 days to reach this goal 22 days - destrucion phase. The hardest period, you have to destroy the habit of snoozing the alarm and wake up late 22 days - implementation phase. You need a lot of energy for this step and consistency. You are replacing the old habit with a new one 22 days - integration phase. You now can see the progress and you are about to reach the automatism of the new habit So, if you stop in the middle or you skip some day, you can't build the habit efficiently Spoiler: The book of Robin Sharma I suggest you to read that bok... It's a story of 2 people and a billionaire teaching them this habit. You can learn a lot of things even if you are not intersted in waking up at 5 am!