I’ve been feeling as if life is more hectic than I’d like recently. The end of the school year does this to many of us – I know I’m not alone! Mix in a threenager, some big projects at work and increased commitment to this blog and helping other to “work your happy”, and some days it feels like lazy days of summer are something of a nostalgic past, not my immediate future.
I came across a Harvard Business Review article encouraging focus on just a few key habits to help introduce stability when life is busy. It was a good nudge to reflect on what habits I’d slipped into – or given up – that could help reclaim a little more space for myself.
I found myself wondering what three habits I could promise myself I’d stick to – no matter what. I can’t pledge to give up coffee, but I can pledge to drink enough water each day. After all, I can hydrate well even if I end up on video calls for most of my day. Meditation for five minutes? If I can’t find five minutes… well, let’s be honest – I can. And I can get to bed by 10 PM each night. It’s a well documented if not well-researched fact that if I don’t get enough sleep I turn into my own evil twin.
I’ve started thinking of these three habits as my cornerstone habits – if they slip, I’ve basically lost my foundation and everything is shakier than necessary.
Wondering what your own cornerstone habits are?