We've read that creating positive habits and behaviors goes beyond simply wanting something and instead requires you to become someone.
To reinforce this, when thinking of your own habit goals- What are some examples of ways that you can change your frame of reference from your present self who wants, to your potential self who is?
For example, this is something I say a lot, "I wish I wasn't so dependent on my cell phone." Instead of wishing or hoping that one day I'll be less reliant on it, I need to start behaving as a person who is actually less reliant on it.
I could start leaving it at home when I know I won't need it, I could leave it to charge when I'm doing things around the house or I could power it down and take it with me, only turning it on when I actually need something.
Similar to what @Jenna Bill has created for herself. Has anyone developed a "Quarantine Routine"?
Was this routine easy to create? Maybe more on the natural side? Do you think this natural change is due to your identity? For example, "I do this because I am a manager at work".
Conversely, was this routine difficult to adjust to? Do you find it unnatural to work from home and get work done?
I haven't intentionally created a routine as much as I've settled into one, which isn't all that far off from what it was before. Most mornings I'll wake up, caffeinate and workout or run. Afterward I'll set up a relaxed mental check-list for things that need to get done that day.
At first, this new way of living was really hard to work into, without the structure of my weekly routine, I'd wake up lost on what to do and how to approach my days. My identity is partially wrapped in my profession, which has temporarily been significantly altered. This new way of life felt completely foreign, like most new and uncomfortable things. But I have tried to improvise and adapt as best I can.