What habits have you started lately? Have you remained consistent? Why or why not? There are many different habits that we all would want to begin. Maybe that is reading, physical activity, meditation, and general improvements to your everyday life. This can start out strong, but then the life you wanted to get away from seems to pull you back in, defeating the purpose of starting new habits and continuing growth.
Looking back at our previous article “Habits” and look at everyday growth, the ability to be better than yesterday, how do we keep those going? I have an opportunity with some steady time to build new habits. I have been able to get into meditations daily, small little ones to try and get into a centered place with emotions and conflict, and have found there are tons of free resources to do this. I have been able to incorporate some fitness, something long overdue for myself, and just kept in mind that starting out will hurt, but it will also hurt to start over again. Reading is the key way to find a new hobby, learn a new skill, and increase vocabulary. This system can take some time and work into the day but will pay dividends in the long run.
The trick is, though, how to keep it going when your normal comes back into your everyday life? I would say the ability to plan small changes and improvements into your day rather than trying to get to the whole end state in the beginning. This reminds me of the book “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, the ability to make little changes daily to continue to improve daily. This will pay out over time, making your habits more consistent and part of the new change of your everyday life—this new you.
The other is the image of what example you wish to set for those around you. Your power of influence is surprisingly strong, strong than you think, and what you do today will echo in the future. The changes you make today, those little improvements, will expound in the next three to five years for the better. This can be physically, financially, and in your relationships.
So I will end with the question that I started with, what habits have you started lately? How have you remained consistent? Leave a comment below to share your experiences. Let us help each other with ideas and goals!