MonDAY or SUNday, I wake up early each day. Running to catch up with SUN and vitamin D. afore the new 24h journey. I do this, for years and, it got me to the place of a good habitual balance. Morning rises with nature around. I used to wake up at 6 o’clock since I was 5 years old, to watch the cartoons on the Italian tv Rai.
THE SCIENCE OF HABITS
At an early age, we form habits. Most of them fell apart, some transform through growing, and some stay with us. I pursued being an early bird even after 30 years. But I’ve also formed X habits in my later life. All these habits design our identities. ‘Cause, we are what we do, on repeat.
I was always being recognized as highly disciplined. The one who shows up no matter the circumstances. People are asking: how do you do it? Well, designing the habits and the ratio among them is the shortest answer… and,
Aside from the essence that I CARE ENOUGH for the particular “X”, there are other ingredients as well.
Habits take time and practice. Every habit becomes that by being repeated X times until innate. Moreover, science says that for a habit to become familiar to your being, it needs repetition by 66 consequent days. That’s a journey itself! But why does it matter to address the habits and moreover, to design them in a structural system?
Well, as they weight much of our identities, their existence is momentous. They represent what we do daily even when we don’t notice. It’s a (repetitive) system of our actions. And we want to make sure that the habits we have, actually work for ourselves in the best possible way.
So, how I remain organized plus finding time for, myself? If I don’t nurture my identity, how could I serve others, you? Start from the identity and what it consists of. Are your (daily) actions aligned with your values and goals? How you put them in a desirable system of function?
Meet the: Design thinking, a creative approach to problem-solving.
Every day You rise up and hone into a routine without much intent. You run the circle of ordinary, without any questions, and then you hit the afternoon couch. Where are the hours? Where has left the thrill for, will? And will for, meaning?
You and I have the same 24h. We differ how we use them. You might think it’s about time management. In fact, it’s a designed system. A system in which you’re the designer of your choices. The system in which principles align with your values. Maybe you don’t draw but, certainly, you can design your life.
Run a survey of your identity, spot what seeks improvement, and all the tools you need for it. Those are the getaway to help your system of doing. Design ties those steps in a pleasing and effective way.
Then comes the improvement part 1) address your habits 2) write down wishful changes 3) introduce new practices 4) create a system that works, and lastly 5) repeat the process.
DESIGNED, SYSTEM THAT WORKS
So, you want a plan. One, finely organized, to fit your needs. That’s where design thinking empowers this action. By employing design thinking with organizational skills, you’ll secure the accomplishment of your plan.
In the structural environment, design serves you. Design is often associated with visuals but, it’s more than that. It’s an integral part of many, not so obvious parts. Design is creative in nature. Further, creativity is not ideas that sit alone. They are rather collective of ideas that we integrate. And this actual practice is an act of designing itself. So yes, you can DO IT too!
With a designed system, you feel on track, more actionable, and productive. Plus, the plan complements your daily tasks. As a result, everything you do has a seamless flow. This is nothing like rigid regimes or managerial doing! Personalized system design is joyous. With the neat plan that speaks to your needs and eases every attainment. At last, design thinking unleashes creativity in people, enforces them to step into the unknown, approach things with the novice lenses, strengthen their commitment, and radically improve current and each new process.
Design thinking helped me to take pace with everything I do, in a varied creative world. I love making experiences gladsome. Thro these lenses, life is awesome. Have you ever designed something? Now is the time. If you feel out of schedule or lacking the thrill for… will? Design can help. It’s a loyal friend, my right hand. Let me guide you.