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Get Stuff Done Gold: Consistency is queen!

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If you’ve been in a room with me in the last twelve months (whether that be virtually or in real life), chances are I’ve talked at you about Gretchen Rubin! I adore Gretchen’s books about happiness and habits, and her ‘Happier’ podcast makes cleaning the bathroom so much more fun!

Today I want to share a short piece from Gretchen:

A Little Happier: What I Do Every Day Matters More Than What I Do Once in a While.

Gretchen says that consistency is more important than intensity. I agree with this entirely and know it to be true for me. If I say to myself that I’ll do one 90 minute yoga session once a week, it won’t happen. But if I practice yoga for 20-30 minutes every morning? I’ll get it done. Other examples of high-benefit, minimal-effort tasks I choose to do every day? Tidying my desk and clearing downloads from my laptop. 

How about you? Do you find that you’re more likely to stick to a good habit or working practice if you do it consistently? Or does having one intense splurge of activity work fine for you?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one so do let me know in the comments below!

 

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