A guest post by Beth Dargis of http://www.mysimplerlife.com
Often we think willpower and force is how we can change habits or create success. But, willpower is a finite source. What if you focused on making change easier?
One way to make things easier is to set up your environment for success.
Do you want to be healthier? How could the way you set up your environment help you? You could clean out your pantry, set up an exercise area or set a beautiful table so you can savor your meals. You could have the fruit bowl on the kitchen table and the junk food out of the house.
Do you want to save money? You could set up a lovely bill paying center and play music while you pay bills. You can do an automatic savings plan or have your computer financial program pop up when you are close to your budget in an area.
I have a mug that makes me happy on my desk to remind me to drink my water.
I clear my desk every evening so I can be more productive the next day.
Setting up is also useful if you are procrastinating on something. Say you are procrastinating on decluttering. You could set out your sorting boxes, break down the task into something small like one drawer and turn on some fun dancing music. Decluttering just got easier.
What habit are you trying to change? Or what are you procrastinating on? How can you set up your environment to help you?
Beth Dargis helps the overwhelmed create saner, simpler lives.
Untamed possibility. Breathe easier simplicity. Hope.
On the wings of understanding and encouragement.
Step by step breaking down from “no way! “ to “why not?”
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