Daylight savings ends today and it always feels like a chance to start fresh with a new routine for my day. I’m a perpetual night owl, and yet on the odd occasion I get up early I get so much done. I feel more productive. When I get up early and exercise, which I did for many years (now, not so much…) I always felt good all day. In more recent years I tend to get up early to use the off-peak internet so I can work on my blog, my website and more recently my courses. And I can go into the office feeling like I’ve already accomplished a days work before most people even get started.
This year I’m going to focus on my writing with my extra hour of daylight now that daylight savings is over. I know, it won’t be daylight for long, but if I can get into a good routine before it starts to get cold and dark in the mornings then I’ll be set for winter.
The power of habit – making small changes and building on them little by little – always amazes me. Some of the habits I now do without thinking include:
- Parking further away so I get more incidental exercise. My FitBit is counting…
- Keeping my vitamins in the bathroom so I can take them when I brush my teeth. That’s a good trick actually. Adding an extra step into an existing habit is a way to make it easy to start something new.
- Writing a book review straight away when I finish reading the book. I’m now an Amazon top 500 reviewer which was a complete surprise when I noticed it the other day.
I wrote a blog post about your business habits which you can read here: How Good Are Your Habits?
What new habits do you want to start now that daylight savings is over?