Linch Pin Habits
I have found I have certain linch pin habits. If I do them, then I do the rest of the habits or if I do them, I fail or do things that do not help my productivity.
I know one thing that helps my productivity is sleep. At one time, I preached "sleep is for wimps" but I now believe it is vital for health and productivity. Interesting that now I believe that when I am sleeping worse than I did when I was young(er) (I still refuse to be old).
I try to get 6 hours per night or sometimes even a luxurious 7 1/2 hours (they say sleep cycles are 90 minutes so multiple of that). For me, that means getting to bed early.
The linch pin for me to get to bed early is to not be on my computer. Even though I do dim the blue light with f.lux software, I still sit at the computer too long. Ironically when I am too tired, I will often sit at the computer instead of going to bed.
I also know being on the computer often makes my mind race or makes me think so I am too engaged to go to bed or to fall asleep. Email particularly can raise issues that need dealing with or worse - cannot be dealt with until day so simply cause stress.
A similar "don't do" linch pin is exercise. If I exercise less than an hour before I go to bed, I cannot get to sleep.
The simplest linch pin for working out for me is going to the gym. If I simply get there - I work out.
So think of your habits and your linch pins to doing or not doing them. Work on the linch pins and the habits follow.
And I declare today as "National Steal a Habit Day". The habit I am going to steal comes from the owner of Sweet Kyla. Each day do just 1 thing new to move the business forward.
And since it is Steal a Habit Day - the nuns better lock their laundry up.
I am thinking of running the Stirling Marathon although I am not doing enough running these days to even complete one.
No blog is complete without kid pics. I wonder when they are going to grow hair.