Healthy habits are extremely important to living a quality life but many people struggle with this and I can empathize as it is difficult in today’s crazy world.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
The famous quote above sums habits up perfectly. I read a study that concluded 95% of what we do day in and day out is a habit. If that is the case wouldn’t make sense to take an inventory of what you are doing on a daily basis to move you forward towards your goals or health?
Many times, we focus on bad habits which is a good place to start but the mistake we make is not replacing them with good ones, habits that empower us.
The heathy habits are the things that will have the biggest impact on improving your life.
This brings us to the question of what habits do I need to change/implement?
I would start by getting honest and defining the areas you need to improve on. Is it health? Is it finances? Is it your relationships? You need to dig in and figure this out so you can make progress on improving the rest of your life.
“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.”
― James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
The above quote sums up exactly why it is important to have the right habits or routines in place because they are what will lead to long term success. Too many people are looking for a magic bullet to transform their lives. It simply doesn’t work that way. I wish it did but it doesn’t, you need to come to grips with this fact and make a decision that whatever you want to improve upon is a long-haul endeavor.
Once you come to grips with the fact that habits shape your outcomes you can move forward to make the changes to live your best life.
That brings us to the next question, what does your best life look like? When you define this, implementing the right habits become that much easier. Most people never take the time to visualize what that looks like for them and therefore their habits end up being created randomly and not healthy ones typically.
Define what you want and create habits and systems to get you where you want to go