21 Days – New Habits = Reaching Goals

I began the day very early today pondering the next 21 days to New Habits and Reaching Goals.  I’d like to tell you it was because I am part of the ‘5 AM Club’ but alas I am not.  What I am is the ‘mom’ to an aging Dog and an ancient Cat that can’t seem to hold-on until the sun rises anymore.  Odie, my dog, wanted to go outside at 3:30 this morning.  Garfield, yes that’s my Cats name, heard us moving around and insisted it must be time to eat!  Needless to say, I decided that further sleep was futile, so began my journey to find a Podcast on Habits and Goals.

However, my physical being was not quite ready to move and my mind had not yet woken up past Robot mode.  So I did the only thing possible – watch/listen to a Podcast episode on YouTube from the Huberman Lab.  Andrew Huberman, Ph.D. has been teaching neuroscience on InstaGram for quite some time and now has a podcast.  The episode was on ‘The Science of Making & Breaking Habits.’ 

It’s the New Year and I have some lofty Goals, so I gave it a listen.  I’m always open to ideas and love neuroscience, so it was the perfect fit!  My big take-a-way from the episode was the ’21 Day Habit Installation & Testing system.’  I thought why not, I can do anything for 21 days!  I can create some New Habits for 21 days in order to Reach my Goals.

I also like having a ‘system’ in place in order to reach short and long term Goals.  The idea he explained was to write down 6 habits to perform each day, for the next 21 days.  Essentially the habit of doing a habit – the habit of doing a number of things per day.  The other reason I liked this idea is that I do love a deadline…even if it is self-imposed, daily.

Today I practiced with a few ideas for my magic 6 number, which was surprisingly difficult to narrow the list down to.  I might try 8 to start and then filter a few along the way.  One of the habits though that I’m going to stick to for certain, is to post daily on this blog my progress!

I will keep you posted and please let me know what you are doing for your own goals and habits in order to reach them in the comments.



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When you create your own space in order to work or study, it becomes yours.  Personalize it and create your own cone of silence by putting away technology when you don’t need it. 



Put all of your super powers to work by engaging all your senses.  This is easy to do when you use the power of paper.  It engages all our cognitive abilities, even smell, which helps us retain information easier.





When you create a schedule you also create your own set of goals.  This helps you to reduce the number of distractions and stay organized.



What better way is there to be rewarded than with a ‘mini break’ to call your own.  Something to look forward to always makes the task at hand a bit easier.


To keep momentum and maintain support, you need to keep a positive vibe flowing.  Feed your soul, feed your body & feed your brain.  Whatever it takes, you will stay strong.




PRINT: How to Work from Home & Successfully Transform your Life







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Working from home has become the ‘new norm’, you need to ensure you will be successful and avoid the distractions along the way.  This week we discuss 5 tips that have proven results in order to help you adjust to the change.

It’s important to create your own, personalized space for focus.  Use what you already have in order to avoid boredom and retain what you learn and do.  Develop a plan which will provide you a better view of the big picture.  And make sure that you have balance by providing time for yourself.  Most importantly, maintain your physical and spiritual health so you can stay positive and support those around you.

Visit the Flourish.Mom website for your own printable 5 Step guide on how to work from home #WFH.  Share this episode with others as a podcast or watch on YouTube … You got this!