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Life has taken a busy turn in my life right now and in many ways, I welcome the energy of it. While I don’t enjoy being busy for the sake of being busy I do enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes with a job well done.
As I am navigating this busy season, the one thing that sticks out to me now is the importance of habits.It is the habits that you form slowly over time that will take you to the victory lane. Click To Tweet
I remember when I started exercising and being more intentional about what I ate that it truly seemed like I was thinking about it constantly. I felt like I was living and breathing food and exercise. I had to consider every single bite I took. I had to think about what I was eating, why I was eating it, when I was eating it, and how I was eating it. I would totally High-Five myself when I chose a piece of fruit over a sleeve of cookies. I had to go completely against my nature to put on gym clothes and move each day.
And that is just the health and fitness side of things. I am also chasing the dream of being a professional writer, paying off 100% of our debt, homeschooling our very precocious son, and living the best life possible. You could say that I am often quite a Hot Mess.
Does it feel that way to you?
Forming those habits is HARD work!
While forming those habits is indeed hard work, I want you to know that with consistent effort those habits do form and making your goals and dreams a priority goes on auto-pilot.
I could go on and on and on and on about how habits are formed and how you can implement them into your life and I will probably do that in the near future. In the meantime, I strongly recommend the book, The Power of Habit, for more information on how habits are formed and how you can use that knowledge to form good habits and break bad ones. But, today I just wanted to pop on here to let you know that it DOES happen.
Consistency with Habits = Habits Formed Click To Tweet
There are some habits that are more or less formed and some I am slowing working to establish. Getting quality movement each day is not a mental struggle anymore. Writing each day is also a daily practice. Exercise and Writing are both an assumed part of my day. When at first exercise, or writing 1000 words a day, felt like an intrusion into my day they are now an essential part of my day and not doing them feels like an intrusion.
The main point I want to get across is to encourage you as you are forming those habits. It can seem so hard at the start and in many ways it is hard. It takes a lot of mental energy to choose something that goes against your current habits.
But, with each habit-forming choice, you make you are moving down the path to when it won’t take so much energy. If you stay consistent there WILL be a day when daily movement and good nutrition are just parts of your day and you won’t have to think about it.
Before I leave, please remember that you must give yourself grace on this journey. No, you will not get it right every day. Success is not a straight line. It is an all jumbled up line that slowly makes its way upwards over time.
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You WILL get there.
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