Maxium Barrault wanted to implement Jerry Seinfeld's productivity secret of forming a chain by crossing off the calendar every day, but apps like Habit Streak Plan weren't doing it for him. So he went old-school and created this printable four-week calendar.
Barrault took that appproach in part because he had multiple habits he wanted to make stick:
I decided the only solution was to take my ludicrously basic graphic-design skills to Illustrator and build my own calendar on which I could form chains in multiple different fields over a not-too-daunting 28 day period.
I quickly discovered that my crude calendar quite effectively mimicked the simplicity of the Seinfeld system and, what was more, it had the added advantage that breaking a chain wasn't as debilitating and morale crushing as it might once have been because you've always got the opportunity to maintain or start another.
Barrault is quick to add that he'd love it if there was an app that mimicked this with "big buttons and multiple categories", but for now, it seems like a good way to keep track of the habit streak. And while he doesn't mention it, the blank triangular space for each week could be used for additional notes, like why you missed a date or how you could improve one of your goals.
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