Worthwhile reading for those of us who aren’t perfect. Especially writers whose positivity needs a boost or ten. (In other words, all of us, you know?)
by Henrik Edberg
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
Madame Marie du Deffand
Making a positive change in your life does not have to be about making a huge leap.
But I believe that belief is one of those things that hold people back from improving their life and world.
A simpler way that more often results in actual action being taken and new habits being established – in my life at least – is to take smaller steps but many of them.
So today I’d like to share 10 quick habits that can help you to change your life in just 2 minutes or so a day.
Through these small steps you can start to build habits that become stronger and over time can change your life in ways you perhaps can’t imagine now.
To remember to actually do one of the things below each day I recommend writing down a simple reminder.
Put it on your nightstand so that you see it when you wake up each morning. Or put the note in your workspace so you see it early in your day.
If you like and if possible, expand on the small habit after a week or two and do it for just a few more minutes a day.
1. Just start working for 2 minutes on your most important task.
I use this one at least one day every week.
On some days I simply don’t feel like getting started with work. I’d much rather stay lazily on the sofa.
So on such days I just start to work for 2 minutes on my most important task.
That is the deal.
The thing is: getting started is pretty much always the hardest part.
After I have started moving and been at work for those 2 minutes it is usually pretty easy to just continue working on that task….