So there is two stages to the now habit approach and utilising the tools 1) use and observe your patterns of doing and procrastinating, 2) adapt and repeat stage 1. Fiore talks about managing setbacks and that you will absolutely go back to old habits so it's about being observant, mindful and being kind to yourself when you do. So you don't fall down the procrastination hole for too long. A key factor in that is prioritization, you can't do it all and you can't have multiple priorities. There is only so much time in the day and week and if you have started using your weekly unschedule you will see how much is gone once you add in time with people you love (including yourself), sleeping, eating, movement and travel. Suddenly the time for work and personal goals is actually quite limited. So when prioritising think about how you handle the new ideas, new goals and ones that haunt you. I am trialing a paper notebook and using a hybrid of Now habit, Bullet journal and Self journal to identify a goal, plan my time, capture my thoughts and drive a dialogue with myself. It's been 8 days so far, my initial reaction is: I've had so many thoughts and ideas and for a long time they didn't have an outlet, this is my outlet, it balances my uncertainty and creates space for creativity.
My goal for the 13 weeks is: I will have a routine that balances self care, movement, work and my family. This is my priority. I am capturing all the other ones as I go.
I am reading the Now Habit by Neil Fiore.
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