Two Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Pranamat ECO
Is there a better place to store your toothbrush than next to the sink? I think you'd agree, probably not. After all, the sink is most likely the only place you're going to be using your toothbrush. Why keep it anywhere else?
Why am I talking to you about toothbrushes? Well, stay with me a bit longer...
What's that about a toothbrush?
One of the biggest barriers to acquiring any new habit is simply remembering to follow through with it regularly for the time it takes the habit to take root. Last week we spoke about pairing, which is one great technique for forming a new habit.
Here's another one, which we'll call the "toothbrush technique" for now. By making sure you have a visual trigger to perform a certain activity (e.g., see toothbrush in morning -> brush teeth) at the desired time, you set up a powerful cue in your developing "habit loop." What's that got to do with getting the most benefit out of your Pranamat? Read on.
Now, we'll look at two ways that simply placing your Pranamat ECO where you literally can't miss it will help you to remember to use it when you can get the most benefit. Doing this will help you to:
- Power Down in the Evening. After making your bed in the morning, remember to place your Pranamat on the bed (hey, that's pairing!) Leave it there until you're preparing to go to bed. Nothing simpler or more soothing than 20 minutes of massage on your Pranamat before bed. Next, enjoy a deep, restful night's sleep.
- Power Up in the Morning. If you have your cell phone or alarm clock set up away from your bed (a classic wake-up hack!), try placing your Pranamat on the floor in front of the phone or clock. When you get up to turn off the alarm, take a breath and then step right onto your Pranamat. This is an amazingly effective way to zap the sleepies and start your day on the right foot! No pun intended.
We know intuitively that the best place for our toothbrush is near the sink. Try these techniques with your Pranamat ECO and feel what a big difference it makes in your life. You'll fall asleep more easily, wake up feeling truly rested, and carry a charge of natural energy with you into your day.