27 June 2020
Habit Stacking for Success.
Do you need some help to meet some of your own time-management and personal development goals?
You are not alone. I need help, too!
If you are like me, you want to do so many things but when you consider the time it will take it feels overwhelming. Sometimes I just turn my back on things that I want to accomplish for the time-commitment seems to be unreasonable.
Today, I read this Blog Post on Habit Stacking
As I read, I began having an “Aha!” moment, like quiet whispers in my mind. ‘Lynda, you can do this!’ was the message I heard.
I knew this idea-
is an answer for solving my time-management desires.
For instance, I have a big stack of books I want to read. They are print copies – and I will have to read them on my CCTV – very slowly. I’m a VISUAL LEARNER so I appreciate them more when I can READ books on the MERLIN, a Closed Circuit Television for visually impaired people – even though it is slow going.
I am visually impaired, by the way!
These are all books I purchased because I think they are important, educational or enjoyable.
Here’s my problem. I’ve accumulated the books for the past few years. When I organized my office, I put the books into organizing cubes. I bought the containers at Dollar Tree. For just $1. each, they hold about fifteen books. But that did not solve the real issue.
My problem is that I have not found a way to get my books read.
With this new idea of HABIT STACKING, I can see the possibility of getting into the HABIT of READING my books. I will begin to READ CONSISTANTLY from the BOOKS in my collection. One at a time – nice an EASY.
FIFTEEN MINUTES A DAY.
It’s time for me to take an ACTION
I will MAKE A NEW HABIT.
Here’s what I think is reasonable for me to do.
I’ll follow the HABIT STACKING FORMULA given by
AUTHOR: ELBERT JOHN MEGINO
on the blog:
Here is how that will work – this quote is from the blog:
HABIT STACKING = AFTER / BEFORE [ CURRENT HABIT ], I WILL [ NEW HABIT ]
- After I wake up, I will begin my day with prayer and meditation.
- After I drink my morning coffee in my favorite cup, I will read a book for 15 minutes.
- Before I open my computer in the morning, I will write 3 intentions/goals for the day. What 3 things will I do today?
- After lunch, I will take time for rest and silence.
I will begin this program to begin Habit Stacking on July 1, 2020.
I’ll let you know how that goes – I’ll post my experiences here on
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
I hope you will think about joining me for the month of JULY with your own HABIT STACKING project.
Can we do this together?
What do you think?
Do you have additional ideas about Habit Stacking?
Please let me know how HABIT STACKING is working for you.
Since I mentioned having my coffee from a special, favorite cup, I will give you the LINK to the potter who made it;
$3.99 on SMASHWORDS
Copyright, June 27, 2020. Lynda McKinney Lambert. All rights reserved.
My MISSION STATEMENT
- I am the keeper of memories. I distil and share them through my art and writing.
- I reveal what is forgotten, lost, or unseen.
- I bring “Gifts to the King” through spare poems and thoughtful personal essays.