Breaking a habit of not having a habit
Well, I used to have a habit. I meditated for a straight of 97 days using the Insight Timer app. I tried utilizing a habit tracker app on my phone too.
Recorded how many glasses of water I drank every day, made my bed every day in the morning and even getting dress every day right after waking up in the morning.
Typing that last phrase, I realized that I am still inside my PJ’s while writing this blog post. My consolation is that I at least washed some dirty dishes from my sink to which I am glad that I found out I didn’t leave too many dirty dishes from last night dinner.
I also washed the floor where my cat decided that’s his loo for the night.
So basically, I had some morning habit that I admit not mine anymore.
Which got me to think, if my habit was not bad, why I decided to break it?
Sometimes it happens, or most of the times it happens. I will not worry why they are not my habit anymore just because I don’t have to.
That just came up to me because I am reading this article “I Tried Five Morning Routines, So You Don’t Have To….”
Routines are habits as we all know.
So, from the article, the author collected a “cheat sheet” to kick off new routines base from what the successful people’s morning routines. These are:
1. Wake up early.
2. Decide and review what to do for the day, and set goals.
3. Work out.
4. Have a healthy breakfast or at least a smoothie. Whatever you do, don’t start with a coffee.
5. Maintain a journal or visualize how you’re grateful.
7. Tackle the day —early on— with emails and industry headlines.
Head on and click the link above if you want to read the whole article.
Anyhow, I am here to break my habit of not having a practice. And the very first thing that comes to my mind is breaking the habit of not creating content at least writing blog posts on my website.
I come to this term because I was just talking with a client about the importance of creating content for their business website in the form of a blog, video, audio or whatever it is that will help them market their business on their website.
Of course, it is time for me to follow my advice. I know, I know!
So from today and until the end of March, I tasked myself to write a blog post every day, you’ll never know it, I can find a gem with every post that I write. I’m sure I will never run out of topics.
For the cheat sheet provided, I am telling this because I don’t need to think from the thousands of possibilities to add to my new habit, I will save my day to considering what is already out there. I guess waking up early in the morning is one thing I can do, but I need to add going to bed early as well as I tend to sleep very late at night.
So below are the habit that I want to keep from here on:
- Sleep early.
- Wake up early
- Read a chapter or two of a book before bed and when I wake up in the morning (I do this every day since the year started)
- Exercise(stretch, yoga, whatever that is. I will develop one for sure as the day goes by.)
How about you? Do you have any habit that you can share?
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