I feel like I’ve been slack with my MondayMotivators recently. Monday afternoon rolls around and boom, “Oh dear! I haven’t sent it yet!”.
And that’s because I should’ve written it before 9 o’clock this morning!
This is the second week in a row where things in the morning have overtaken what I should’ve been doing. I’ve actually got out of the habit of getting into the office and writing my MondayMotivator.
So, why have I got it out of that habit? That’s the thing I have to look into. I’ve realised that in working from home things that were important once, can slip into other things becoming more important. Like helping get the kids to get out the door to school. You know doing other things that are now more important but they don’t get my MondayMotivator written.
Then I think to myself, I need to start writing it on another day again. Or, I need to start writing it on a Sunday instead of Monday morning. Or, I need to get up earlier in the morning. So many options to go through.
But these are the kind of things where you’ve formed a habit. In fact, you could’ve been doing something for years and years and years. Then, you find yourself out of the habit and it doesn’t happen anymore. Eek!
My MondayMotivator was recently written the week before, built by the Spike team on Friday and scheduled for Monday morning. Which meant that I was struggling with the idea of writing it a few days ahead.
But, it looks like I need to go back to that. Otherwise, it’s not going to get done because there are other things that take precedence on a Monday morning. Argh! It’s a struggle.
So what are the habits that you used to have and then life changed and you haven’t quite worked out or implemented another habit?
I’m guessing a lot right?
I changed my MondayMotivator habit because the guys were getting too busy to do them on a Friday. That’s not working though and it pains me to have to change again.
But, we have to change a habit if it’s not working. And, it’s OK to admit things aren’t working. It’s OK to admit it to yourself and to others and if you’re then going to work out how to fix it or change of habit.
Once habits are ingrained but life has changed and you need to change one, it’s going to be painful. You’re going to feel guilt. But, we like to run on auto. That’s what habits are. Autopilot. The brain can save so much energy when it’s got habits, good or bad, to run with.
This week, I’m going to work on a new habit to get this email out on time every Monday. What will you be working on?
Have a great week.
Quote for the week
“I’m not getting old, I’m evolving.”
– Keith Richards