Your Challenge Today:
Power of habit …
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
We can use decision-making to
choose the habits we want to form,
use willpower to get the habit started, then
we can allow the extraordinary
power of habit to take over…
~ Gretchen Rubin
A usual way of behaving, something that we do often in a regular and repeated way. We all have them, good and bad, supportive and harmful, conscious and unconscious. We can choose to create habits to support our smart goals and we sometimes create habits without even noticing. We have habits around our morning and evening routines, routes that we like to drive to work, we learn habits from our families and friends and we develop habits sometimes as a nervous response. Our lives and behaviors are sprinkled with habits of all kinds.
When we actively choose to establish habits to support our lives we are pro-actively laying a foundation to build our life upon. I like the idea of actively choosing to build healthy habits into my life ~ habits that I feel will help me succeed in my goals and I like to read when I ride a stationary bike or train on a stairclimber. I recently came across a book Habit Stacking which I have been enjoying during my workouts. This is a great book with lots of very useful information about how to create a life full of supportive habits, easily and quickly, bonus!
We can use our decision-making power to choose the habits we want to form, use willpower to get the habit started and then we allow the extraordinary power of the habit takes over to create the magic in our lives … sounds like a great investment to me. This is all about creating efficiency, using our time well, managing the little things that sometimes get lost or cause unnecessary angst and drama at home or work. I am all about learning to manage the ‘chores’, the paperwork, the mail, the bills, accounting, the dishes or whatever it is that you look at with dread. Tackle it, master it and get a handle on it so it doesn’t have a hold on you.
What habits do you want to create
to support your Living Fit Lifestyle?
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body pain comes and goes. my usual habit of vigorous exercise now hurts and is not helpful. now i must listen to how i am feeling each day and give my body what it needs. i will do more stretching each day. that will be the first habit i will add to my daily health plan.
listening and respecting is vital to your continued success — keep listening. ♥ ♥ ♥
My recent goal of getting to bed earlier has been coming to fruition. I still need to be vigilent about that, since sleep, like healthy food seems to make the “engine” run. I must make a habit of embracing my habit of exercising in the morning, no matter what! The other habit I have dropped is cooking for the week on Sundays. Not sure I want to get back to that, as my life routines have changed so much and I am furtunate to have my excellent “go to” healthy take out place to help with that. Catching my feelings and knowing how to communicate them to my fiance is the new habit I am actively working on.
nice work Pamela — how is getting to bed earlier helping your with your Living Fit Lifestyle?
And, COMMUNICATION – is paramount in healthy relationships and lifestyle, bravo to you and Sam for keeping the lines open. Listening to your feelings and knowing how to communicate responsibly is a skill we all need in this game of life.
Thank you for sharing — ♥ ♥ ♥