Tuesday 13 November 2012

Proactive Laziness: War is Peace - week 1.

My first goal for this six week cycle is this:

WAR IS PEACE: Challenge my war on myself - Find and change one negative thought cycle or behaviour a week.

I've noticed, of late, I've let my proactive laziness slip. Little habits that make my life so much easier over the next 24hrs that I've stopped doing. These are a few of the little habits I'd like to re-establish:

  • Running the dishwasher before I go to bed, instead of first thing in the morning
  • Unstacking the dishwasher first thing in the morning
  • Taking a small, out of place object with me when moving between rooms
  • Filling my water bottle straight away when it is empty
  • Think about tomorrow's dinner and take meat out of the freezer the night before, instead of being stressed out at 3pm
  • Printing out and filing new recipes so that when I want to use them again, they're right there, instead of being lost in my browser history
  • Writing a meal plan on the weekend when I finalise my groceries so I have some idea what to do for the previous goal

That's a lot of things to suddenly start doing. So I'll try to do at least one of these, every day.

Edited for extended explanation:

I realise upon rereading that this appears to be entirely developing new habits rather than challenging bad ones. It was clearer in my head. Anyway, I'm challenging my habit of 'I'll just do it later', also known as laziness, by changing my laziness to a positive version.

Or possibly challenging the degradation of good habits.

This is a learning experience. I'm sure I'll have a good format etc sorted out by week 6. 

The whys and wherefores of the development of the degradation of said habits ... that's something I have to think about. And possibly write about.  Stay tuned.

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