Habits I'm working on
|After I...||then I...|
|sit down at my desk||open my scriptures|
|sit down at my desk||sit tall with feet flat on the ground|
|read my scriptures||open Code Complete|
|put my phone on the dresser||set out clothes for the morning|
|turn off my alarm||put on clothes to walk Lola|
|walk Lola in the morning||work on my website for 30 minutes|
|get in bed before 11:00||read Harry Potter for up to 30 minutes|
|get ready to fall asleep||turn on my back|
Habits I Want to Build
- Going to bed early/getting up early
- Read a little bit of Code Complete every day
- Stretching to increase hamstring flexibility
- Writing some code every day on a side project
Habits I Want to Break
- Getting my phone and bringing it back to bed when my alarm goes off
- Using my phone while in bed in the morning
- Forget big change, start with a tiny habit: BJ Fogg at TEDxFremont
- "After I _, I will _."
- "Plant a tiny seed in the right spot and it will grow without coaxing."
- The Power of Habit: Charles Duhigg at TEDxTeachersCollege
- Premeditate cues and rewards.
- Decide beforehand, when you're cold-blooded, so that you don't have to make a decision when you're hot-blooded.
- Atomic Habits
- The Power of Habit
- The Temptation of Christ (Matt. 4:1–11; Luke 4:1–13)
- Jesus was able to withstand temptation when He was hot-blooded (starving from fasting) partly because He had predetermined how He would respond to such temptations by mastering principles in scripture.
- In a similar way, we can pretermine how we'll respond when cues nag us to participate in habits we want to break.