Keystone habits are those little actions you do that set you up for success. They're small tasks that influence and reinforce your core values. They spring off a firestorm of other small improvement actions. A few changes I've made in my mornings/evenings have impacted my entire day and my motivation. I've never been one to have an extremely detailed daily routine. I don't do things in an order every day. I just do the same things depending on how much time I have. I'm a big planner so the fact that I don't have a detailed plan for most days is...strange.
1. Make my bed. Make your bed. Just do it.
It sounds ridiculously simple. The change I feel about my space when I come home from work has changed tremendously. What I want to accomplish or how I relax has completely changed by this simple action. If I don't have two minutes in the morning, I do it right when I get home. I feel relieved. And ready to conquer.
2. Change into stylish workout clothes after work.
Clothes that I can be seen in if I run to Target. This is completely psychological but by doing this I'm ready to get stuff done! My lounge clothes now are my pajamas. I know this sounds crazy but this small habit has jumpstarted my evenings to get what I need to get done and prepare for the next day/week so I can truly relax without worrying or guilt.
It's crazy what small, simple changes you can make that will become a domino effect for other positive changes. I challenge you to make your bed 10 days in a row. It WILL be a catalyst for other positive changes.
What small habits are a must for you?