Secret of Adulthood: Schedule Time to Be Unscheduled.
Further Secrets of Adulthood: For me, if something isn’t on my schedule, it doesn’t happen. Which is why I have some slightly ridiculous items on my schedule: to kiss my husband every morning and every night; t0 force myself to wander; and something I talk about in Before and After (my forthcoming book on habit-formation), Power Hour. In fact, the Strategy of Scheduling is one of the most popular and effective strategies of habit-formation. If we put an activity on the calendar, we’re much more likely to do, and in this way, make it into a habit. Even if the activity on your schedule is to make some time…to be unscheduled. Do you schedule time to be unscheduled? Or do you think that sounds nuts? NOTE THE NEW FEATURE: I’ve added a Pin It button to the top of the post, so you can easily pin to Instagram. (I’m there myself.) If you’re reading this post through the daily email, click here to join the conversation. And if you’d like to get the daily blog post by email, sign up here. (You can ignore that RSS business.) Also...I had a lot of fun doing this podcast interview with Purpose Rockstar. If you want to find the book club recommendations I've made, look here. If you want to find the happiness quotations I've sent in the Moment of Happiness email, look here; to see the ones I've posted on the blog, look here. (To get the happiness quotations by email, send me an email request here.)