Habits and the Logo

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This week has been a little bit about habits. From researching habit-forming products to taking a closer look at my own habits - good and bad.After two big moves in two years, I have really come to appreciate routines and habits. They are anchors when everything else is up in the air. As I read somewhere on Pinterest...

 

1. The Quote

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2. The Research

How do you design a product, which get people so hooked, it becomes a part of their routine? As someone, who’s designing a (hopefully) habit-forming product, I’d love to know what the formula is. So, this week I read Hooked by Nir Eyal.

 

3. The Good Habit

Speaking of habits: For weeks I’ve made a habit of walking to work. Since I’m not living close to my office space it takes me a good 35 minutes, but it’s a great way to start my day. I feel much more relaxed and focused when I walk to work, compared to days when I’m taking the bus.

Studies show that walking makes you more focused, relaxed, creative, and productive. So I’m happy to follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs, and make walking a solid habit.

If you want to read more about how walking can benefit your work, Inc.com has this article.

 

4. The Bad Habit

Through my work diary I’m becoming more and more aware of a terrible habits, I, sadly, share with a lot of others: I’m compulsively looking at my phone and/or laptop first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening, and I’ve noticed how much it sets the wrong tone for the rest of the day.

My meditation teacher once said that it’s easier to replace habits than to quit them. If anyone has any suggestions what I can replace my obnoxious screen habit with, I’m all ears.

 

5. The TEDx logo

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This week I got to  interview the hosts of TEDxAarhus, and I got to touch the iconic logo. (This has got to be one the nerdiest things I’ve ever been excited about.)

I’d love to hear what you’re favourite work habit is, or what work habit you want to quit, so please share in the comments.