In January of 2020, I read a book called the 5:00 AM Club and in it. Author Robin Sharma gave the secret to get up at 5:00 AM every single day, work out the first thing and start the day with intention and purpose. I mean, that sounded so great to me. So I became the early bird and got to intentional and productive hours of my day done before the rest of the house even woke up.
Then COVID hit. And I became a stay at home mom overnight, nothing was normal anymore. And I know this isn't just my experience. I know a lot of people have had this experience. I'd get up at 5:00 AM and my daughter would get up at 5:06 AM and then she wouldn't nap. So I didn't get any real work done until after she went to bed. So I'd stay up late working and then getting up at 5:00 AM was not possible. I had lost my early bird tendencies. I was stressed out. I was not my best self.
Something had to change. It felt like I had no control over my own life. And I know I'm not the only one with a story like this and it wasn't just the pandemic's fault.
In this episode I’m talking about how to intentionally cultivate healthier habits that work and what to do when those habits stop working.
21 Habits to Truly Get What You Want Free Cheatsheet The 5am Club by Robin Sharma Atomic Habits by James Clear The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg The paradox of happiness: Why are we not doing what we know makes us happy? in The Journal of Positive Psychology World-Class Wake Up Morning Routine Mini-Course
What habits are and the three different parts of a habit. How to hack your brain and make habits work for you. The action step you can take today to help you cultivate healthy habits.