Do you know the writer and happiness guru Gretchen Rubin? She writes various books on achieving more happiness. I must admit, I have never read a full book, but I read her quotations and follow her on linked in.
So this week came a mail about her latest books which deals with making and changing habits. Below is her habit manifesto from the book, and it makes sense to me, so I thought it is worth repeating:
1. What we do every day matters more than what we do once in a while.
2: Make it easy to do right and hard to go wrong.
3: Focus on actions, not outcomes.
4: By giving something up, we may gain.
5: Things often get harder before they get easier.
6: When we give more to ourselves, we can ask more from ourselves.
7: We’re not very different from other people, but those differences are very important.
8: It’s easier to change our surroundings than ourselves.
9: We can’t make people change, but when we change, others may change.
10: We should make sure the things we do to feel better don’t make us feel worse.
11: We manage what we monitor.
12: Once we’re ready to begin, begin now.
from the book by Gretchen Rubin, click on the link for more information: