PSD Video Tip #23: Focusing On Multiple Habits At Once?

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It is often adviced that you should only focus on one habit change at a time.

However, sometimes it is beneficial to implement many habit changes at once –  if they support each other.

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Your next tasks:

1. Put this blog post into action!

  • When reaching a goal, you may need to form new habits to get there
  • Identify those habits and see if there are any habits that support each other – then implement them at once!

2. Share your experiences and tips on the comment area:

  • What support habits have worked for you when reaching a goal?
  • Have you identified any support habits before?

3. Spread the word:

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About Timo Kiander

My name is Timo Kiander aka Productive Superdad.

I want to show you how to improve your productivity when working at home and find time for the fun stuff in your life!

Comments

  1. Thanks Timo, great idea to look for synergies in new habits. I’ve been doing this unconsciously with eating healthily and doing sports. When I exercise more, I automatically pay more attention to the food I eat as well.

    I guess becoming an early riser and stopping to work at a fixed time in the evening could work well together too. So might rising early and and eating the frog first thing in the morning (http://www.timokiander.com/eat-that-frog/).

    Another inspiring blog post :)
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    • Timo Kiander says:

      Thank you Lucas!

      It is true that certain habits support each other so well that you don’t necessarily feel that you are implementing multiple habits at once. They come to your naturally.

      Cheers,
      Timo

  2. I decided to make daily meditation my new habit.
    I made a commitment to read through the course material, listen to the podcasts, attend the webinars and spend time in the forum for four weeks.

    When you create a new habit, it’s tempting to jump right in and do too much. I discovered the practice of the new habit is more important than the habit itself. The more you practice the easier it becomes
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    • Timo Kiander says:

      Shamelle,

      Yes, it is very important!

      You have to do it consistently so that it sticks better. By the way, what meditation course did you take? I would be interested to start my meditation practices again.

      Cheers,
      Timoi

  3. Experience has taught me that I am more productive working late. The only problem with it is I don’t get to spend time with the people who normally are free in the afternoon or at night. Working at home has its advantages but unless I can develop a good schedule will I truly feel the benefits. I am learning to work earlier than I am used to and I am proud to say that I am adjusting.
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    • Timo Kiander says:

      Edward,

      I guess that is an issue when you like to work late. I try to work before going to office and then again when getting back to home from work.

      But yes, working in the evenings means that the time is taken out of the family time.

      It’s all about finding a balance between your friends (and family) and communicating with them what is going on.

      Cheers,
      Timo

  4. I have been very busy with my own business. I had failed to put importance on my health until I notice some signs that my body is becoming weaker. I will include exercise and eating healthy from now on.
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    • Timo Kiander says:

      Paul,

      Exercising and nutrition is very important but so are regular breaks and enough rest.

      This way you can give your body rest and even if you are not working, you are reloading your batteries for the coming work.

      Cheers,
      Timo

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