It’s not about how many habits you make. Start with one, commit with one, get that one ingrained and then add another one. Step by step.
Try to focus on one habit. Celebrate maintaining the routine. You will feel motivated and confident about taking on more items, but only do so one at a time and spaced out so that you are not overwhelmed.
I believe self-compassion goes a long way with making changes. Celebrate the small victories, the more exciting it feels to cross these habits off of your daily to-do list, the more you’ll naturally look forward to doing them. Maybe a small treat, a jar that you put coins in each time, take time to thank yourself each time you do something. It sounds silly, but we take the time to degrade ourselves when we slip, we should put at least that much energy into when we succeed.
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You might consider making fewer habits and routines. Make your list small and then you’ll be able to complete it and gradually add more habits back one at a time
Shooting for the stars and taking a habit on is great. I believe in starting small. Pick one habit and try it for two weeks. Them take on another one. Remember time is precious and you are in control. Do not worry about accomplishing a lot all at once. When starting small you will see the benefit and mental well being from your small success. As they say, Rome was not built in a day. If you are having a problem finding a habit to stick with, it’s important to find your why. Ask yourself, “why is it important for me to pick a habit and change my life.” It’s from here you will find your motivation.
Try starting off small. Rather than putting in a bunch of things you want to do in the morning, work your way up. Start with making your bed. Affirming you’re going to have a good day. And grooming. Add things you think you have time for, like taking your vitamins. Remember you can move things to different times of the day.
- How do you success at avoiding your phone? How do you manage to break the addiction?
- How do you replace your screen time at bedtime? As a mom, sometimes after their bedtime is the only time I get to myself. It’s hard to use that time to wind down and go to sleep when it’s the only “me” time I have.
- How do you stay away from your phone ?
- What is the most effective way to unplug and disconnect for you?
- What do you do when you remember something you need to look up on the internet or someone you need to connect with, after you’ve put your devices away for the night?
- I get really anxious not having my phone next to me when I fall asleep. How have you worked through that?
- What are some of your most favorite ways to disconnect/ unplug? How would you make such a mudane task really fun for yourself?.
- Do you sometimes get anxious when you disconnect? How do you wind down from feeling anxiety about putting the phone away?
- I assume the purpose of unplug and disconnect is to calm yourself and avoiding distractions. I usually read my Kindle book for less than one hour after unplug and disconnect. Does it against the habit?
- How should I be calm about all the messages I can miss ?