Productivity isn’t traumatic
If you make it less vague and erratic.
Don’t push and don’t force,
Instead, set the course,
Then accomplish things on automatic!
- when it’s good to be on autopilot and when it’s dangerous. habits vs. practices (autopilot vs. mindful)
- habits got a bad rap
- “morning routines, morning autopilot, was what I have used, ever since high school, to get from nice comfy bed to horrible morning school or job. Autopilot doesn’t take me anyplace good.” – a past student
- “good” habits vs. “bad” habits
- let go of “should”
- motivation to form a habit (see also next week)
- Gretchen Rubin’s habit types:
- Upholders wake up and think, “What’s on the schedule and the to-do list for today?”
- Rebels wake up and think, “What do I want to do today?”
- Obligers wake up and think, “What must I do today?”
- Questioners wake up and think, “What needs to get done today, and why?”
- What Kind of Person Are You? The Four Rubin Tendencies.
- “Better Than Before”
- The 6 keys to forming a habit:
- 30-day trial
- little changes
- one at a time
- 2 special cases:
- when your routine changes, either find a trigger that will stay the same, or plan to reinstate your habit later
- you can’t quit, you can only replace.
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