Have More Fun: Install Ten Daily Habits

Katie Corbett holds the book "Coach Yourself to Success" by Talane Miedaner.

By Katie Corbett

When a person has almost total control of their time, and nothing concrete that needs doing, it can be easy to become bored. Job hunting can be a time with little structure and not very much fun. I found a tip in “Coach Yourself to Success,” by Talane Miedaner, that was a game-changer for me during my search. This tip involved developing a list of ten daily habits.

The trick in sticking to this list is that the habits need to be fun. It should not be just another list of things you need to get done that day. Some of the items on my list included:

• Trying something new
• Reading fiction
• Spending time with a friend either in-person or on the phone
• Praying at specific times of the day, which served to keep me on a more set schedule
• Flossing my teeth. Admittedly, this is not very fun, but it only takes a minute and I always feel amazing afterward.

What fun things could be added to each day of your life if you made a list? Could you take up a new hobby? Rekindle your love of an activity you set aside in the rush of your daily grind? How could you impact the lives of others? And I repeat: This isn’t meant to be a list of the things you “should” do. It has to be fun, make you feel good, or bring a smile to your face. If it doesn’t, then it’s not on the list.

Whether you are on the job search or already work, this tip will likely brighten up your day and make life more fun and interesting. So give it a try. What’s on your list?

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The Seven Habits for Highly Effective Blogging

Katie Corbett headshot

By Katie Corbett

It has been nine months since I started this blog, and I know I’m not the only one out there with blogging ambitions. Here is a list of seven tips I’ve learned that have made my blogging easier and more effective. I hope they help you, too.

1. Batch posts.
2. Make it easy to stick to your plan.
3. Hire someone else to do the things you can’t do or hate doing.
4. Have a topic that naturally feeds you material to write about.
5. Choose what you find fun.
6. Track what you can control.
7. Reward yourself when you follow through.

Now, listen to hear how I’ve applied these ideas to my own work as I’ve learned them. Is there a habit you’d like to implement?