Periodically, this life advice from Jerry Seinfeld pops up on the internet:

He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker.

He said for each day that I do my task..I get to put a big red X over that day. “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,” he said again for emphasis.

I decided to try it for a 30-day home yoga challenge and guess what? It works!


There was a warm up period, sure, but it really is a simple way to get yourself to do something. And 20-30 minutes of yoga at home is really doable–this was the challenge I did,  and now I’m mixing in her other videos and some free classes from here, too.