HALT – one word to use before you make a decision!
How many times have you mindlessly grabbed a chocolate bar or chips when your on a diet.
You’re reacting and not thinking ” I don’t need this!”. Are you really hungry or is it just what you do!
How about sleep!
I don’t get enough. And while I think I can run on a 1/3 of a tank – I need to fill more than I do.
Check this out: Fun fact, going through life in a state of perpetual exhaustion isn’t sustainable. Having good “sleep hygiene,” (a nightly bedtime routine) is just as important as brushing your teeth.
This week, I’ve probably had more sleep through the night – no afternoon naps. And actually going to bed, not sleeping on the sofa! In the broadcast industry, you should be practicing good sleep habits. I like doing more during the week than working and sleeping. My evenings can be busy – you know what its like! Sliding in as much sleep as possible is sometimes left to sleeping in on weekends.
My system is Need It / Want It! I walk away more now than ever! It seems to work!
A human behavior expert explains the HALT SYSTEM.
The method boils down to taking stock of a few basic needs and asking yourself whether you’re:
• Hungry: “Hanger” is real. Low blood sugar can make you feel anxious and cranky (take, for example, a study which found that judges ruled more harshly right before lunch). So before you scald someone with a boiling hot latte, grab a cheese stick.
• Angry: If you’re actually experiencing non-food related anger, research shows that “venting” has “virtually no benefits,” and can actually increase negative feelings. The suggested alternative is journaling or meditating to re-center.
• Lonely: Humans are social by nature, and turns out, the warmth of your laptop isn’t a replacement for human touch. If you find yourself spiraling, phone-a-friend, or take a break to grab coffee with a coworker. I totally agree with this. And why so many of us that not in relationships may talk your ear off.
Have fun making those little changes and see if it makes a difference … Now I’m deciding whether or not I’m buying that new blouse and spring top! At just under $200. Do I NEED IT or WANT IT.