Make your Bed!
There is a ton of amazing research on how to create new habits & keep resolutions, but one simple tip that can create positive shifts, is to make your bed! Making your bed is a key-stone habit, which means that when you take a moment & smooth out the covers, you trigger a chain-reaction that makes it easier for other good habits to stick. Charles Duhig, the author of the book The Power of Habit, sites that “making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity, a greater sense of well-being, and stronger skills at sticking with a budget.” WOW!
Now, I’m no expert at making a bed- I just pull the covers up, add a couple pillows & say it’s good, but if this “small win” shifts the likelihood that other good habits will stick, then I’ll take a minute to start the day off this way.