Yesterday, I was thinking about habits.
Why do some people stick with the same routines for years and others are so open to change?
Which is better?
Which is worse?
Well, sticking with a routine that works.... obviously that is good.
Constantly changing to find the right routine, well... that could be good and not so good...
Some people are constant seekers and never give routines long enough to work...
The test period is a day or two....OR a few weeks, but they are inconsistent during that time period. Then, they dismiss all the techniques and new habits as not working.
Not enough consistent time...
The bigger question I have though is WHY do people have such a hard time sticking with things?
1. Lack of Focus
2. Lack of Patience
3. Making Too Much Change At The Same Time
So, what do we do to make habits stick?
Start by breaking your days into thirds...
Master your day and habits of that part of the day 1/3 at a time...
How does this split look?
What are the habits and routines associated with each block.
Master those habit one block at a time..
Let's look at the morning block.
This would be an example of some habits that make up your morning block.
The key is finding the things that work for YOU and do those each day.
Not once in a while, each day.
The other blocks work the same way.
The only difference is, your afternoon block will obviously contain work.
But, you can segment your work and break that down as well into: calls, emails, meetings, creative time, development, sales and outreach.
When you get this right, you will never feel like you are running out of time or putting yourself second.
You will have a similar fulfillment to the kind you had when you were in school and were able to hit 6+ subjects, play sports or music, and then have time when you get home to have some fun.
Kids have a full day that covers a lot of ground because their day is planned and scheduled. When your day is planned and scheduled, you win. You get a lot more done.
You will also feel so good about what you are getting done.
HOW: Master 1/3rd of your day at at time. Get that right, then work on the next third. Master that, then move on to the last third.
This is how you get your habits right.
COACH DANA CAVALEA
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