Power of Habit & More – Thursday Three
Discover how to banish all of the time-sucking nonsense from your life, how to embrace routines for ultimate success, and why every parent needs to choose a guardian for their child in the event that tragedy strikes – all here with this week’s Thursday Three!
How to identify and eliminate time wasters
Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder where all your time went? Chances are there are culprits that are stealing your time without even knowing it: distracting time wasters like social media, checking email too often, and not doing the hardest thing first. This article on 8 common time wasters, how to get rid of them, and reclaim your productivity highlights those and others that are derailing your success. Surprisingly, over-planning and not sleeping enough end up being time-wasters in the long run, according to the article, since eventually you’ll have to play catch-up when it all gets to be too much. What are the time-wasters in your life that you try your best to manage?
"The Power of Habit": Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business can help you understand habits and how to change
Author Charles Duhigg hit the nail on the head with this book. Instead of preaching that we need to change our habits, his book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, teachers the readers why we do what we do, how habits form, and how the they stick. Once you understand the science behind our behavior, it makes his tips for change easier to instill on a long-term basis. Duhigg breaks it all down in steps like identifying the routine, experimenting with rewards, isolating the cue or trigger, and having a plan. If there’s something you want to change about yourself, this book is a great place to start!
How to choose a guardian for your minor child
Life is never promised and protecting your children in the event that something happens to you and your spouse is extremely important. While it is best to consult with an estate planning attorney when it comes to making decisions on who will care for your kids in the event that you pass while they are still minors, we found this article on how to choose the right guardian extremely helpful for getting the conversation started. Remembering that elderly parents are not the ideal choice, that close family friends can be a great option, that you should have a backup choice just in case, that you should never let the court decide, and getting your child’s input can help you figure out not only who is best suited to parent after you are gone, but also help you identify ways to keep your children’s lives as healthy as possible after the tragedy of losing you.