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Simple rules

To deter myself from staying up late scrolling through social media or going down a YouTube rabbit hole, I remember the rule: “don’t stay up late for something you wouldn’t get up early for.”

I enjoy the occasional cheat meal, but my rule is: if I “shouldn’t” eat it it’s not coming in my house.  When I found myself hitting snooze too many times, I started placing my alarm clock steps away from the bed.

Self-control is over-rated.  Simple rules you create (and follow) are more reliable ways to change habits.

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