Monday, May 14, 2018

Habit for a Happy Monday

A while back I read a book that brought up the concept of your future self. The book explores willpower (it's an excellent book and I highly recommend it) and how sometimes we make these decisions that set our future selves up for failure, as if the bill that will come due isn't really going to impact us, our current self, and instead some stranger, our future self. This looks like not exercising today and instead eating a dozen donuts while promising that our future self will get out of bed at 5 am all week to go running. Or, not saving money because our future self will miraculously be rich and not impacted by the large credit card bill. 

Since reading this book, I've tried to remember to practice self care for my future self and one quick and easy change I've adopted in cleaning up my work space before clearing out of the office at the end of the week.

Monday is not generally a favorite day of the week and walking through the office door to a clean desk helps set the tone for a less stressful week. 

I keep eco-friendly wipes in my desk and I spend a few minutes each Friday stowing the clutter, recycling used notes, and wiping down my desk, computer, mouse, and phone, so when I return to work I come in to a clean environment - a little gift to my future self.

What five minute change have you made to take care of your future self? 

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