This week on the show we’re talking all about letting go: letting go of the fear of starting small, letting go of the lists that plague us getting in the way of what we need to do today, letting go of a mistaken appreciation of quantity in favor of quality.
This week on the show we’re talking about routines… those we’ve started, those we’ve broken, and how we can work to change our definition of success in our routines so we’re not so deeply tied to the perils of consistency.
If you’ve been listening to the show for awhile, you know we love our routines. In the ADHD biz, routines are the gold standard for making change in your life. Running late? Better come up with a new routine! Lost your keys again? Better routine! But here’s the trick: just because routines are simple does not mean they are easy.
Want to get better at scheduling? Do it every day. Want to finish more things more frequently? Make a plan to work on one of them every day. Want to get fit? You guessed it … start just one thing you can do for your health, and do it every day. Such is the power of small habits in our health and productivity, and that’s what we’re talking about today.
We’ve got a couple of terrific listener recommendations for habit tracking apps to kick us off this week, with emails that inspired a habit follow-up conversation that centers on this big question: do you understand the factors that are causing you to fail to build new habits in your life? This week, we’re talking about the words in your head, persistence, and support, three things critical to your success in integrating new behaviors into your life every day.
Without a reminder system you can trust, building habits will be nothing more than an exercise in frustration. So settle in and get ready — we’re talking about visual cues, technology, buzzers and bings this week, in addition to a few great book recommendations and follow-up!
We’re talking about building habits for self-care today! One of the most important things you can do for yourself, to take care of your self is to figure out the mechanics that help you best cement new behaviors. In that light, we’re introducing a terrific concept by way of a wonderfully approachable book. The concept, Tiny Habits. The book: Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Big Results, by Stephen Guise. Learn to build big new habits into your life through the tiniest of daily actions!
Links & Notes
Building new habits takes time. The frustration that comes from not getting something right the very first time is ingrained in us a human creatures. Coping with this frustration, accepting the reality that we are not perfect, requires conditioning and daily reminders that if you are working, success will come. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright continue their discussion of building new habits with key tips on building patience through mindfulness to help you make the change you seek in your life.
Occasionally, we run across resources that are simply too good not to dig in and pass on. Such is the case this week, when we bring you part two of a conversation on “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. As the research shows, there are some important principles foundational to building strong habits; the power of belief, and a strong sense of community can go a long way in helping new habits take hold. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share their thoughts on belief, community, and the structures that build strong habits in part two of our conversation on “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg.
Occasionally, we run across resources that are simply too good not to dig in and pass on. Such is the case this week, when we bring you a conversation on “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. This book is a rich resource covering research that underpins the role habits play in our lives, and more importantly, what you need to know to take control of the habits that define your life. We absolutely recommend that you pick it up and read it in full. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright cover a few key gems from “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg in part one of our month-long series on the habits and routines that define our lives.
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Building new habits requires diligence and constant focus. How do you set the right triggers to support a new lifestyle? How do you implement the tools and technologies you'll need to support the change you want to see in your life? This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the challenge that can come with transformation and how you can make difficult change a little easier.