14 min

Habits The Dirty Moms Talk Podcast

    • Parenting

"You are making something, you are making yourself." 
-Donald Miller

How are we making ourselves?  We are making ourselves with HABITS!

According to the Google, a habit is a "routine behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously."  

Whether you realize it or not, you have habits.  Good or bad, there are routine behaviors that fill your days.  The key is to begin to CHOOSE more of those behaviors.

When we CHOOSE our habits, we can align them with our mini-goals, and ultimately our big goals and our why.  

When we CHOOSE our habits, we can select to perform actions that are kind to tomorrow's us!  

So, HOW do we CHOOSE our ONE (only ONE) new habit?

1. First, head over to https://www.deliberatedayjournal.com and get your Deliberate Start Guide (FREE)!  This will help you REFLECT on key areas, ASSESS what you want in the future, and CREATE new goals aligned with your why!

2. Think of activities that align with your goals AND lend to a kindness to your future self.  

3. Choose ONE (yes, only ONE) habit to start.  Bonus points if you choose something that makes progress in more than one area (such as waking up early in the morning, or exercising with your people).

HOW do we START a new habit?

1. Consider things you are already doing.  (Waking up, eating meals, picking kids up from school, nap time, etc).

2. Get creative, and consider your season of life.  Maybe "reading" more for you right now looks a lot less like you sitting in your favorite chair for hours at a time, and a lot more like you enjoying an audible book on your way to the carpool line.

3. Start SMALL.  Start with ONE (max two-if you are an overachiever).  Do not overwhelm yourself.  Lasting change happens in 1% increments.  Be the turtle.

So!  Go to https://www.deliberatedayjournal.com and get your FREE Deliberate START guide!  If you need a good Habit Tracker, there is a fantastic page in the Deliberate Day Journal (which can also be found at the link above).  

"You are making something, you are making yourself." 
-Donald Miller

How are we making ourselves?  We are making ourselves with HABITS!

According to the Google, a habit is a "routine behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously."  

Whether you realize it or not, you have habits.  Good or bad, there are routine behaviors that fill your days.  The key is to begin to CHOOSE more of those behaviors.

When we CHOOSE our habits, we can align them with our mini-goals, and ultimately our big goals and our why.  

When we CHOOSE our habits, we can select to perform actions that are kind to tomorrow's us!  

So, HOW do we CHOOSE our ONE (only ONE) new habit?

1. First, head over to https://www.deliberatedayjournal.com and get your Deliberate Start Guide (FREE)!  This will help you REFLECT on key areas, ASSESS what you want in the future, and CREATE new goals aligned with your why!

2. Think of activities that align with your goals AND lend to a kindness to your future self.  

3. Choose ONE (yes, only ONE) habit to start.  Bonus points if you choose something that makes progress in more than one area (such as waking up early in the morning, or exercising with your people).

HOW do we START a new habit?

1. Consider things you are already doing.  (Waking up, eating meals, picking kids up from school, nap time, etc).

2. Get creative, and consider your season of life.  Maybe "reading" more for you right now looks a lot less like you sitting in your favorite chair for hours at a time, and a lot more like you enjoying an audible book on your way to the carpool line.

3. Start SMALL.  Start with ONE (max two-if you are an overachiever).  Do not overwhelm yourself.  Lasting change happens in 1% increments.  Be the turtle.

So!  Go to https://www.deliberatedayjournal.com and get your FREE Deliberate START guide!  If you need a good Habit Tracker, there is a fantastic page in the Deliberate Day Journal (which can also be found at the link above).  

14 min