Connecting a new habit or task you want to do with something you already habitually do or are externally triggered to do is a good strategy for adopting a new habit. For example, if you are having trouble remembering to take vitamins you want to take but you always fix yourself a cup of coffee each morning, you could put your vitamin bottle next to your coffee maker.
Things that occur once or twice a year such as daylight savings can be used as a handy trigger for annually recurring tasks. When you are changing your clocks forward or back, this is a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. When you change your clocks ahead in March you could also use this as a cue to remind yourself to take care of tax preparation tasks that you need to finish to complete your taxes by April 15th.
Daylight savings time begins this Sunday March 13th. What new habit could you adopt when you “spring forward” this weekend?