I am a creature of habit. You may already have guessed so given the frequency of the topic here on the blog. I truly believe that having a set of habits or routines, however you prefer to think of them, is very liberating. Same goes for using a planner. Not everyone shares that sentiment, however. Just a few weeks a ago I suggested my best friend get a planner to help her stay a bit more organized and from the look on her face you'd thought I asked her to give me her last slice of pizza (I know, a horrifying proposition). So it is with her in mind that I decided to write a post on creating mini-habits that don't seem so constricting and help design a more meaningful living. I like to think of mini-habits as the little things that not only get the ball rolling, many of which you may already be doing, but things that also set a tone. You can use mini-habits for your overall life or just a segment of your life. Maybe you're a writer, set a small word count per day. Have a fitness goal, try one push-up a day or one new yoga move.  If can be whatever you like that would make your life better. 

  1. Start your day with a prayer before you get out of bed.
  2. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.
  3. Use the 'Do Not Disturb' on your phone.
  4. Read two pages in a book.
  5. Mono-task. 
  6. Pause and look over your food before you eat it. 
  7. Listen to music.
  8. Sincerely compliment yourself. And someone else. 
  9. Walk for at least 30mins throughout the day. 
  10. Call/text at least one family or friend. 
  11. Read one motivating scripture or quote.
  12. End your night by thinking/writing/saying one thing you're grateful for.

I hope this list has inspired you to develop your own mini-habits to live a life of more meaning and of course, more value. And as always, feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.

With Love,