Old Habits Are Not Hard to Break
Your life today is essentially the sum of your habits. How happy or unhappy you are, is a result of your habits. What you do repeatedly ultimately forms the person you are and the things you believe. Habits are activities that are so often repeated, they have become a part of your unconscious. They allow you to run on autopilot. These automatic behaviors make it possible for you to function everyday (imagine if we had to relearn every morning how to brush our teeth). While this example is a habit we need, there are others we can do without (like eating too much junk food in front of the TV, or being afraid to try new things).
Habits play an important role in our health. Which is why it is so important break bad habits and replace them with healthy habits! That’s because bad habits interrupt your life and prevent you from accomplishing your goals. They not only jeopardize your health both mentally and physically; they also waste your time and energy. The good news is, habits can be changed. Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But, with time and effort almost any habit can be transformed. With this in mind, we offer some insight on replacing bad habits with healthy habits.
We Are What We Repeatedly Do
Remember, habits are routines you repeat without thinking. So, create a routine for yourself and change your bad habits into good ones. Like Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Your daily habits determine your success. So, live your life to the fullest: Live every day on a fresh new start. Be true to who you are. Quit complaining. Be proactive. Rather than think “what if,” think “yes I can”. Focus on WHAT vs. How. Create your own opportunities. Live more consciously each day.