Sometimes, in order to stay organized, you need to break some bad habits that you have had for quite some time. This comes into play especially after you have worked to create organizing systems in your home and in your life.
You can put systems into place, but if you end up reverting back to those bad habits you have had all along, chances are those systems will not continue to work.
Good habits are things you do each and every day that, over time, gradually lead you towards becoming the person you truly strive to be. Sometimes, habits are formed to achieve your most important goals in life - like getting organized.
On the flip side, bad habits are those things you do repeatedly that make you unhappy and move you further away from achieving your goals.
The good news is that it IS possible to overcome bad habits - but it does take practice. They say it takes about 21 to 30 days for something to become a habit.
When it comes to habits, we experience a specific trigger, which could be a thought, a feeling or a situation. In response to this trigger, we activate a response and that leads us to perform a certain action.
You can change this process by using 5 steps:
1. Identify a specific bad habit to focus on
2. Break the bad habit down to a Trigger and a Response.
3. Create a new response
4. Mentally practice your new response
5. Implement your new response in the real world.
You can utilize this practice when it comes to getting and STAYING organized. Utilize the new tools you learned and implement them on a regular basis so that they become a habit. It just might not need to take you 21 to 30 days to do so. If the habit is that easy, you just might find it takes much less time to implement.
*Please note that some of the information contained within this blog was provided by Dr. Anthony Fernando www.anthonyfernando.com.
What new organizing habits have you recently acquired? I would love to hear your thoughts.
In the meantime, have a great week!