Good Habits to Incorporate

Not Checking Phone in the Morning

Mental Health

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"I don't check my phone the first ~30 minutes after I wake up. It has really helped me ease into the day and keep early morning anxiety levels down. It can be tricky with work email on your phone / a work phone, but if you build in some extra time in the morning (wake up a bit earlier) it can be done!"

Hour Long Walks in the Morning

Fitness

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"I'm taking hour-long walks in the morning. It's really helped me work out my thoughts and set a positive mood to jump into work."

Morning Hikes

Fitness

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" hike with my littlest beast, Calum, every single morning before his nanny arrives. We live in the mountains, so this "hike" is really just a trudge to the top of the street we live on. But the views are absolutely beautiful, and every morning I think to myself how lucky I am to be raising my family here. I listen to my latest audiobook, spending the first few minutes of the hike rewinding and trying to figure out at what point I fell asleep while listening the night before, and get my dose of nature and endorphins before starting my workday."

Mowing the grass

Home

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"Mowing the grass. I find it to be uniquely therapeutic and instantly gratifying."

Daily Journaling

Mental Health

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"I keep my topic extremely narrow so that it is approachable. I started a pregnancy journal where I shared with myself statistics such as weight, baby’s weight, symptoms, and appointments. I enjoyed it so much, now that I am no longer pregnant, I keep a journal for each of my kids. I share what they have mastered recently, their schedules, my favorite moments, and I attach images. You wouldn’t believe how often I refer to these journals! When you are sleep-deprived and handling all of life, the journal and referencing the logs, helps me lock in memories. I also enjoy the exercise of pointing out the differences between my pregnancy and my children."

Keeping the Truck and House Clean

Organization

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"Kids especially bring home a huge amount of trash and without daily effort it accumulates very fast.... everywhere."

Mental Health

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"I use the Ten Percent app to help guide me through a meditation practice. I try and do it 2-3 times a week and would like to do it 4-5 times a week eventually. I find myself much more present and in control of my thoughts and emotions after a meditation practice. It’s very helpful admist all the noise and distractions we face today."

Printing Calendar

Organization

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"I’ve been printing my calendar off of my iCal and I'm finding that I am much better at managing my days."

Cooking

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"I'm a big offender of eating out/ordering take out. While I’m a believer in trying new places and getting out, I realized I was spending an absurd amount per month on dining out. Baby steps... Using this very basic Meal Planner. Yes, there's probably an app for that, but having a physical list basically staring me down when I pass the fridge helps keep me on task!"

Scheduled Time for Checking Social Media

Organization

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"Checking social media 3 times a day with intentional time instead of just scrolling mindlessly throughout the day."

No Phones in Bed

Sleep

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"No phones in bed: if I have my phone in bed, waste a lot of time ‘doomscrolling’ twitter and the internet and not doing anything of real value; counterproductive"

Best Hour of Work to Myself

Productivity

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"Best hour of work to myself: Not all hours are the same from a productivity standpoint and I want to give the best hour(s) to myself and personal projects"