- Making time to catch up with a good friend.
- Reading a life-changing book (or even just a really entertaining one).
- Making a big decision.
- Cleaning out your closet (which is totally a gateway to happiness…seriously! Get rid of a few items that make you groan when you look at them—an out of style shirt, a pair of shoes that hurts your feet, a pair of pants that doesn’t fit anymore—the decreased groaning actually ups you quality of life. I’m not kidding even a little bit. It’s like stopping a slow energy leak. But I digress…).
This was partly a money-saving technique as I had just been laid off from a job. But it was also a realization that I had the TV on anywhere from 4-8 hours a day and had become a walking TV Guide able to spout out the entire catalogue of what was playing on any network at a given day & time. My days were being consumed by police dramas & my mind by a list of what I was missing if I agreed to leave the house on Tuesday night at 8pm (I had not yet learned the magic of DVR). I thought for sure I’d go 3-6 months, save a little money, and then return to the sanity of the TV viewing world.
Thankfully, I stayed strong, survived the first three months, and made it to summer when it’s mostly reruns anyway. By the time fall rolled around I hadn’t seen commercials for anything new being aired & was less interested in the shows I’d been hooked to because I never saw the season end cliff hangers. So I figured I’d keep the cable shut off. Besides…I was having fun with all this newfound free time!!
--What daily habits are you willing to commit to for a better now AND a better tomorrow?
--Do the math:
- What goal do you want to achieve?
- By when?
- What will you do to carve out time every day to make it happen?