In January of 2020, I’ve been doing a Challenge on building better habits, and one of the challenge participants suggested that I included some personal stories about my own habit formation. So here goes: The one big action I took to get rid of the habit. The indirect effects of that simple action. And why I RARELY eat junk food anymore. (I don’t even have the desire.)
This week I’ve attempted to build three new habits into my daily routine. One has been surprisingly successful. The other 2 I haven’t repeated once.
Want to know what made the difference? Anybody can do this, without buying anything, in about 2 seconds.
Do you have certain daily habits that you practice to keep you happy, clear-headed, and functional?
I definitely do. And without them, I wouldn’t be able to get done HALF of what I typically manage on a daily basis.
Let me share 8 of my personal anti-self-destruction strategies – things I do on a daily basis to ensure I’m happy, healthy, and productive.
I was out on my morning walk, and out of nowhere I heard an extremely loud CRASH!!!!
When I heard the noise, I had just crossed the street with my dogs (Flowtron & Kaya) to return home, and I was with two other dog-owning neighbors of mine. Each of us spun around and to see what had happened, and were shocked to see that a HUGE branch had suddenly fallen out of a nearby tree – in the same exact spot we had been walking not more than a minute before. (You can see for yourself in the photo inside.)
A few weeks ago I was reading Henry Ford’s autobiography, and I came across a section of the book that really made me think. It said something along the lines of, “Men are created equal, but men do not remain equal. To say so would be a great disservice to both ourselves and others. At birth, men are equal. But as we become autonomous, our personal value is directly proportional to the value we create in service to others.”
Let’s look deeper into that…