What kind of habits do you have? Good, bad, annoying? Do they help you navigate life easier or do they cause you to stumble and fall?
Many of our habits are bad habits that stop us from having a happy and successful life. They block us from achieving our goals, stop us from developing good relationships and cause harm to us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Think about the habits that you have. Some of our habits are not very obvious, but others are. Do your habits help you or harm you? Sit down with a pen and paper draw 2 columns titled good habits and bad habits. Then determine which of your habits are good for you and which ones are bad for you. For example:
Good habits – staying fit, eating healthy, being considerate, showing compassion, donate clothing, volunteer for a local organization, giving hugs, smiling at others, remembering special occasions
Bad habits – smoking, biting nails, getting angry, yelling at my kids, always being late, eating junk food, not sleeping enough, feeling depressed, using negative self-talk
Your list could be endless because we have so many habits that we never even think about. But that is the problem. We NEED to think about what we are doing and what we are saying. Being consciously aware is the first step to making positive change. Don’t stay stuck in bad habits. Start thinking and work on eliminating those bad habits.