Find and Replace

One of my favourite functions when writing or editing documents is the ol’ ‘find and replace’ (clearly I live a pretty exciting life).

As the name suggests, it allows you to search an entire document for a word or phrase and then replace it with another. Genius.

It’s also a useful strategy for those of us looking to develop skills and habits.

For example, I am working on:

Finding moments where I mindlessly scroll social media and replacing them with moments where I write ideas for blogs.

Finding moments where I attempt to multitask and replacing them with moments where I am deliberately focussed on one thing at a time.

Finding moments where I complain and replacing them with moments where I am grateful.

It’s not as easy as it is in a word document, but intentionally changing our behaviour rarely is.

What about you? What might you find and replace?