For some reason, whenever I think of the word habits, I think of negative habits – that i should give up or stop doing.

I love that this clip (only four minutes) by Gretchen Rubin focuses on positive habits – particularly ‘foundational habits’ (sleep, proper nutrition, movement, and uncluttering) and how those habits prepare you mentally and physically to tackle your more lofty aspirations.

As a busy mom and entrepreneur, I find that the first thing to go is usually self care. In fact, if I were being totally honest, I might even say I take some amount of pride in sacrificing myself for the family or the creative process. As a result I seem to be constantly struggling with these baseline habits.  I’m worst about getting enough sleep – so I think I’ll focus on good sleep habits this month.

What foundational habit(s) do YOU need to incorporate into your life?