nlcastellanosover 1 year ago
I recently read The Power of Habit (http://goo.gl/RpIIw) because I wanted to make a change to my routine, especially in the morning. I won't get too into this fantastic book because there are reviews out there, but there are a few simple components to habit formation: a cue (in this case, an alarm ringing, or recognizing it's a certain time); a routine (I found that it was much easier to not hit snooze if I knew EXACTLY what I would do when I woke - pray and meditate for 20 minutes, work out for 30 minutes, shower, etc.); a reward (this can be anything); and finally, the belief that what I'm doing is beneficial in a very specific way. These four components are straightforward, but sticking to them probably won't be easy right away. It's ok, but that's where the belief is crucial. Anyway, now I don't snooze!