April 03,2021 Change Management

Favorite Micro Habits

Favorite Micro Habits

Favorite Micro Habits

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?

5. Writing in a Journal everyday

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.

4. Stretching before bed

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.

3. Reading 30-minutes of fiction as I have my morning coffee

Recent research in neuroscience suggests that you might look to the library for solutions; reading literary fiction helps people develop empathy, theory of mind, and critical thinking. When we read, we hone and strengthen several different cognitive muscles.

2. Watching a Masterclass or TED Talk daily

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.

1.Making my daughters breakfast each morning

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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