Today, we’re reading section 2 from I Used to Be So Organized (pages 47-83, chapters 4-7). I loved this quote:
“Success with small, solid, disciplined habits leads to achievement with greater projects. Which is why making your bed and being on time for church are important habits to master.”
I told you yesterday that I was going to work on two small habits this week: the habit of timeliness (especially being on time for my daily Periscope shows) and the habit of not checking my email until after 12:30 p.m..
Here’s the thing: both of those seem pretty small and simple. They don’t require tons of effort or time to pull off. They require intention and planning ahead — but not in massive amounts. Just little tweaks and changes.
But by making those two small habits a priority yesterday, it made a HUGE difference in my day. I felt so much more at peace. My house stayed cleaner. I was able to be more present with my family. I got more done, too!
And things like this large laundry pile that is staring me in the face today don’t feel so overwhelming or stressful. It’s amazing the difference small tweaks and changes can make in our overall outlook, energy, productivity, and joy!
Also, be sure to catch the end of my scope this morning where I shared another quote from this book that I especially loved.
How are YOU doing on the 1-2 habits you committed to yesterday? Tell us in the comments. (And if you didn’t commit to something, go ahead and leave a comment telling us what you’re committing to.)
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