Habits That Are Worth Forming by Meggin McIntosh, PhD

By meggin@meggin.com
In General
Oct 21st, 2013

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“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

If it’s worth it to you to be more productive, then there are some habits you will want to form…and there may be some effort involved.  Consider making one or more of these habits part of your life.

  1. Clean out your inbox (both physical and electronic) every day.
  2. Clear out your psychic RAM/keep your psychic RAM clear.
  3. Create a task list everyday and have a small celebration once it’s finished.
  4. Have a weekly planning session.
  5. Close out your day, every day.
  6. Open up your day, every day.
  7. Keep your “I love you’s” up to date.
  8. Teach something you know to someone else.
  9. Write down your goals for the day or week.
  10. Write thank you notes and send birthday cards.

To reiterate:  As Beverly Sills said, “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

I hope you believe that you are headed toward someplace worth going. Develop and foster the habits that will get you there. It’s worth it.

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And if you liked these tips, feel free to check out Putting Pockets in Your Personal Life: 52 Tips to Implement Immediately. If you know you are operating without any “pockets,” and you realize that you have lost sight of the difference between calm and crazed, then this booklet will help you regain that realization and subsequently DO something about it.

Inside, you’ll find practical ideas to implement, letting you actually choose to put in pockets in your personal life (i.e., some protected space, both the physical and metaphorical). With these 52 tips in-hand, and you’ll be well on your way to greater peace of mind and productivity.