January 10, 2019 at 2:56 am #4806
So as part of completing the Keystone Habits workbook, here’s what my ideal day looks like:
5AM – 6AM – I wake up, brush my teeth, floss, check my work emails, then get my apron and get breakfast going before waking up the kids.
6AM – 7AM – I have breakfast with the kids and help them prepare for school. The School Bus will arrive just before 7.
7AM – 730AM – Right about here is when I should work out. I don’t think I’ll be going to the gym unless it’s the weekends.
730Am to 830AM – I prepare for work, take a bath, get dressed, get my car ready, stuff like that.
8:30Am to 9AM – right about here is where I get to work, and I have probably ordered a cup of coffee along the way.
9Am – 6PM – This includes the actual work shift + the time it takes me to get home
6PM – 7PM – I get home, and check to make sure my kids are home too. If they aren’t, then I start making calls. If not, then right about here is when I start cooking up dinner.
7PM – 8PM – This is when we have dinner and talk about each other’s day
8PM – 9PM – Used to be that I help my kids do homework around these hours, but now it’s my personal time… helps me wind down so taht I can get to bed and sleep well… I usually take a second bath around this hours…
If it’s a weekend, I’ll probably be spending what would have been school hours on my weekly workouts and spending time with my kids, helping them with projects or otherwise having fun with them…January 11, 2019 at 3:14 am #4808OfpadParticipant
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Hello, Eileen! It looks like you have a good idea of the kind of day you want to have. Is your workplace very far from home? If it isn’t, then here’s a habit you can do after you have made the habit of working out in the mornings: You can start walking part of the way home, then slowly extend the distance until you can manage walking all the way home.January 11, 2019 at 3:23 am #4810
I’ve already done long walks before, though. How is that going to be any different from what I used to do?January 12, 2019 at 3:28 am #4812OfpadParticipant
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It’s going to be different because:
1. Instead of walking until you are tired and go home, you will actually have an upper limit to your walk. It’ll always be the same distance from your workplace to your home.
2. You won’t have to walk all the way home to start. You can start small by walking only halfway home and then taking a taxi the rest of the way. By starting small and intensifying it slowly, your habit will never feel too difficult.
3. If you do have a car, you can park it somewhere just a bit further from your workplace so you walk towards your car and then drive home. You can slowly increase the distance you park your car as you get more comfortable with your walking habit.January 12, 2019 at 3:37 am #4814
Actually, Number 3 doesn’t seem like it’s a bad idea. I think I’ll start with that first.
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