For my new habit this week, I have chosen to focus on the phrase "My work is to love."
I keep finding that on days when I remember this quote and hold it firmly in mind, everything goes smoothly & everyone around me is happy. On days when I forget it, I end up in arguments, with myself & with others, and I spread misery instead of cheer.
I would tattoo it on my forehead, but I so rarely look in the mirror these days that I don't think that would help.
I thought of buying post-it-notes and sticking it up on every surface I looked at during the day, but (a) I can't afford to be indulging my stationery addiction at the moment and (b) it would seem like false advertising to my family on the days when my ideal did not match the reality.
Hence my cunning plan - I will make remembering it (and living by it) a habit!
SMART habit progress:
- Sacred Space prayer = very good
- Positive Parenting = a work in progress (sometimes up, sometimes down)
- Exercise = atrocious (but hoping to get back on track)
Visit Lara at The Lazy Organizer to join in Smart Habit Saturday - it will change your life! (Find out more about Smart Habit Saturday here: Getting Started with Smart Habit Saturday.)