Let’s assemble the players here, former procrastinators. Priorities and routine are effective as a duo. So are mini habits and routine. What would we get if we utilized all three together? BAM! What a powerful combo! This triumphant trio gains us victory over procrastination, regret, fatigue, frustration, confusion, and other weights that defeat us. We win.
For a silly analogy, it’s like having three super heroes fighting on your behalf. You want all three because each makes a unique contribution. More accurately, employing all three is cooperating with God’s design and benefiting from his principles. That’s blessing.
Priorities are the few most important things we should be doing.
Routine makes priorities part of our everyday pattern.
Mini habits provide easy action for daily progress on priorities that positions us for more.
Simplicity and “doability” make this triumphant trio beautiful. The three tools function together under God’s design to result in a compound effect. Some results come quickly; others take longer then suddenly reveal positive rewards. Using all three together, we make a steady drip into a bucket that overflows with blessing.
How do we use these tools together? One idea: Read to children (priority) one story (mini habit) at bedtime (routine). Another: Lose 5 pounds to improve health (priority) by eating 2 baby carrots (mini habit) at lunch (routine). Or, find a new job (priority) by researching on line for 5 minutes (mini habit) after dinner (routine). How can so little be effective? This inspires me to tackle that topic more fully next month.
God has told us to redeem the time. (Ephesians 5:16) Focus on priorities, routine, and mini habits provides an effective and doable way to obey, glorify Him, and enjoy life more abundantly.
I will read two pages in a scripture-based book after quiet time.
What one thing will you do to combine priorities, routine, and mini habits?