As midlife women, we juggle a million things at once - careers, families, social obligations, and more. We are the ultimate multitaskers, masters of keeping it all together. But in the midst of the chaos of midlife madness, we often forget one crucial thing - ourselves.
We've earned our stripes, conquered challenges, and slayed dragons, but it's time to take a moment for ourselves and get centered.
This is where the Micropause comes in...
So, what exactly is a Micropause? Well, it's not your typical meditation retreat or spa day. A Micropause is a small, intentional break in your day to pause, reset, and connect with yourself. It's a moment of self-care that doesn't require much time or effort, but can make a big impact on your overall well-being.
A Micropause can be easily integrated into your busy routine. We created a simple, quick, 1,2,3 micro-ritual on our home page you can go check out that we love to do when we enjoy our gummies.
Our daily Micropause can is a micro-ritual much like the micro-habit, a small, simple step that can create powerful change.
What are Micro Habits?
Micro habits are tiny, bite-sized actions that are easy to integrate into your daily routine. They are small enough to be done without much effort or motivation, yet powerful enough to create positive changes over time. Micro habits are about breaking down big goals into small, manageable steps that you can consistently do without feeling overwhelmed.
The Magic of Stacking
Now, here's where the real magic happens - stacking micro habits. Stacking is all about combining multiple micro habits together to create a powerful routine. It's like building a tower of tiny bricks that gradually adds up to create a strong foundation for change.
For example, let's say you want to improve your overall well-being. You could start by stacking micro habits such as drinking a glass of water upon waking up, taking a 5-minute stretch break every hour, practicing deep breathing for 1 minute after lunch, and spending 5 minutes journaling before bed. Individually, these habits may seem small, but when stacked together, they can create a powerful daily routine that nourishes your body, mind, and soul.
The Power of Consistency
Consistency is the key ingredient to make stacking micro habits work. It's about showing up every day and making these micro habits a non-negotiable part of your routine. Over time, the cumulative effect of these small actions adds up and creates a positive ripple effect in your life.
For example, if you consistently stack the habit of reading 10 pages of a book every day, by the end of the year, you would have read over 3,600 pages, equivalent to multiple books! That's the power of consistency in action.
Creating Lasting Change
The beauty of stacking micro habits is that it can lead to lasting change in various aspects of your life. Whether it's improving your health and fitness, enhancing your productivity, boosting your creativity, or cultivating positive relationships, stacking micro habits can create a ripple effect of positive changes that compound over time.
The key is to start small, be consistent, and celebrate your progress along the way. It's about being patient with yourself and embracing the power of incremental change. Remember, change is a journey, not a destination, and stacking micro habits can be your trusted companion on this journey.
* And if you want to geek out about the concept of Micro-habits, we found this for you:
James Clear: In his bestselling book "Atomic Habits," James Clear emphasizes the importance of small habits and discusses the concept of "habit stacking" - a technique of combining new habits with existing ones to create a powerful routine.
BJ Fogg: As the founder of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab, BJ Fogg has extensively researched habits and behavior change. He has coined the term "tiny habits" and emphasizes the power of starting small and building momentum with micro habits.
Charles Duhigg: In his book "The Power of Habit," Charles Duhigg discusses the science behind habits and the role of small, consistent actions in creating lasting change. He also explores the concept of "keystone habits" - small, influential habits that can lead to positive changes in other areas of life.
Gretchen Rubin: Known for her work on happiness and habits, Gretchen Rubin discusses the concept of "one-minute habits" in her book "Better Than Before." She emphasizes the importance of starting with small, manageable habits to build momentum and create lasting change.
These are just a few examples of experts who have discussed micro habits and their impact on behavior change. Incorporating their insights into your own journey of stacking micro habits can help you create positive changes in your life.
Check out our super simple micro-ritual to drive home your menopause self-care and do it daily when you take your gummies. Please email us to let us know how it's going!