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Micro Habits to Unlock a More Intentional Life

Mar 10, 2024

Read time: 2 minutes

Your habits will shape the person you become. There is no doubt about that.

However, despite our intentions, it’s easy to get sucked into the “habit” of chasing more habits to:

  • Better ourselves
  • Change our life
  • Improve our productivity

So in today’s issue of the Clarity Club, I don’t want to add to the noise already out there. Instead, I want to share 5 micro habits that I’ve prioritized for the last couple of years and have noticed a significant shift in my quality of life.

All I ask is that you consider this list and implement those that you believe will significantly impact your life.

Let’s dive in.

The Illusion in “Building More Habits”

I once believed that the more habits I worked at (with the goal of eventually retaining them), the better person I would become.

So I did what many people often do.

I started chasing more habits.

However, I quickly discovered that I wasn’t retaining many of them long enough to experience any real or lasting impact.

(Maybe this is how you also feel.)

So, rather than making a habit out of chasing more habits. I settled for something much more intentional and manageable.

Here are the 5 micro habits I landed on and have stuck to for the last couple of years:

  1. Cut the negative self-talk — I practice talking to myself kindly and encouragingly rather than negatively. When I do need to self-critique, I do so without allowing my self-critiquing to cripple me. This has taken a lot of intentional effort and years to lock down, but I’m thrilled with the outcome.

  2. Slow down — I refuse to destroy my mental health in the name of productivity.

  3. Daily effort toward a more meaningful career — I’ve witnessed many people give so much of themselves to things that didn’t necessarily align with their values or the life they would much rather live. I’m committed to not following that path.

    (Note: Pursuing a meaningful career doesn’t always mean quitting your job and building a business. However, your work should allow you to prioritize your values, put your family first, and give more of yourself to what you care about.)

  4. Build on my (your) strengths — There is a lot of emphasis on learning new things, which we should do as often as possible. However, we often do it so much that we forget to refine the skills we’re already good at. Since making this commitment, I feel more confident in myself and my abilities.

  5. Prioritizing my values daily — Integrity, Faith, Family, Creativity. These four core pillars guide just about everything I do, including the decisions I make and how I’m sustaining a clutter-free life. (If you need help identifying your values, check out my core values worksheet here.)

That’s it.

No additional fluff or getting sucked into the “habit” of chasing more habits.

I hope you consider this approach in your life.

I’ll see you next week.


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