Change One Daily Habit, Change Your Life

Daily routines can be good, as I’ve pointed out before. Routines can give you a purpose and create meaning in your life. But what is that one habit that might be holding you back from being your best version of yourself? This is something you might do every day that gives you comfort but isn’t healthy for you in the long run. Maybe you are really good about eating breakfast, but it is not the best choice (like a muffin, bagel, or anything that resembles dessert).

For me, it was taking a nap in the afternoon when I didn’t have to work. Recently, I stopped taking an afternoon nap and I feel like I have more energy. I can get more done, and I also fall asleep easier at night. I’ve started working out instead of taking a nap, and breaking this one habit has helped me lose some pounds and feel healthier. One thing often leads to another to create a lifelong change. Sustaining that change is hard when you want to slip back into those old habits. Work to create healthy habits that make you feel so good that you won’t want to ever go back to the way you were! Take before and after pictures to help you stay motivated. Meditate when stress is getting to you (if you are able) to fight the urge to give in to cravings. Find out what your daily habit is that is holding you back, and figure out how to change it!

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One thought on “Change One Daily Habit, Change Your Life

  1. Habits are some of the hardest things to overhaul. Your advice is well placed ‘pick a habit that appears daily in your life’ and will have an immediate impact; perhaps without much effort. Forgoing an afternoon snooze in favor of some physical activity seems something almost anyone (regardless of fitness level) could introduce into their routine. The physical activity doesn’t have to be a butt-kicking workout; simply taking a walk or chasing your kids around the backyard would bring a positive impact into a persons day. Most importantly though is the underlying message of keep examining your habits; our bodies are amazing machines and thrive on change of routine. Every 6-8 weeks review your habits to keep things fun and exciting.

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