I’ve been researching for my next book, “The Workplace Athlete” and I have become obsessed with micro habits. A micro habit is a small step to starting something new. Micro habits work because they are easy: it’s hard to make excuses not to do them. To develop a micro-habit, pick something you want to learn and incorporate it into a current routine, like eating breakfast or reading a journal article everyday.
I thought I would share my five favorite micro habits and I’d love to here what your favorite micro habits are?
What do Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Frederick Douglass all have in common? Each of these famous figures kept a journal or diary to record their experiences, thoughts, or feelings. Kahlo and da Vinci even used illustrations to express emotions and sketch out ideas. From scientific geniuses to thoughtful artists — and everyone in between — keeping a journal can be a beneficial self-care practice.
Years ago getting out of bed was a chore. With sore knees and a stiff back being inactive for six hours it would take a few hours just for my body to warm up and feel normal. After stretching before bed each night my body feels like it has gained twenty-years of youth back. Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way.
Masterclass and TED talks are a great way to improve your general knowledge. They will not make you knowledgeable in any specific field, but you will have contact with content from a huge diversity of subjects, directly from the insiders.
If I’ve only learned one thing in life, it is that time goes faster each year. Being prone to nostalgia I want to take advantage of the time I have with my daughters. I’ve found that morning breakfasts have been the memories I treasure most. There I get to hear all about their dreams, what their day holds for them, and I get to stop and simply enjoy the moment for what it is.
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