The thing about habits, whether they are good or bad, is they set a precedent for behavior. Our bodies and minds get into a routine and those routines happen automatically.
I've been thinking a lot about my habits lately and the routines they've started.
This week, I celebrate a few good ones:
* I get up early -- 4:30 am -- every day, even weekends. If you haven't heard about how the early morning is prime time for creativity and productivity, you should listen to the Jeff Goins' podcast with Miracle Morning author Hal Elrod. This early morning time is "me time;" I read, I write, I workout. I do whatever I want and I love it.
* I avoid sugar and carbs and strive for lots of veggies and water in my diet. I started this habit back in September and I've lost 30 pounds.
* I read positive quotes every day. I think this habit has literally rewired my brain to be a happier and more positive person.
Because habits establish a routine that spans time, I've noticed that they've also helped me keep these good habits going on those days when I think about giving up. When I'm too tired to make a healthy meal or I don't want to exercise, all I have to do is think about how far I've come. The guilt of quitting pretty much keeps me on track every time. :)
Surely, there are a few not-so-good habits that make a presence in my life, but we won't talk about those this week, right?
Wishing you a weekend full of positive habits!