“I keep forgetting to do the program. I really want to do it, but I only remember once I’m in bed trying to fall asleep.”
That’s a quote from an email I got last week.
Sound familiar? If that’s you, create some visual triggers around the house to remind you to spend time focusing on the program.
Changing a habit takes work and persistence.
Use post-it notes, or something similar, as a reminder.
Before long, you’ll remember without the notes. The habit is formed.
January was clear-cut: declutter.
Whether or not you really did clear your external space, only you know. But the great thing about each monthly challenge is that they continue all year.
CONTINUE DECLUTTERING ALL YEAR FOR THIS TO WORK.
You don’t need to declutter daily, like you did in January, but it’s important to continue the habit… THE HABIT. And if you followed through on the January challenge then it should be a habit now. If not, you can still make it one.
This program is about creating twelve new habits that together will completely change your life in amazing and positive ways.
Great, now choose five things that need doing next week. Don’t do them now… just choose which ones you will do.
Next, stick a Post-it note to each. The notes will remind you to do one each day next week… and toss the note once it’s done.
Alternatively, write a list of seven things that need doing and stick that to the fridge… and cross them off as you go. Notice the list, see what needs to be done on that day… and do it. No matter how small the task is the act of doing it keeps the energy flowing.
Do it regularly. Be consistent. Don’t forget… if you forget it’s not habitual. Use triggers to stop you from forgetting.
February is more challenging: filter your information.
It’s so easy to fall down the Internet rabbit hole and surf crap online. Let’s create a new habit where we use that time wisely.
As a reminder, find a photo or a meaningful quote and use it as a desktop image to inspire you to actively search out positive media and reject negative or inane media.
This is an important challenge, which I’ll write more about in my next blog.
Until then, love and light.