Habits have had a massive impact on my life. Whether good or bad, they have shaped what I’ve achieved and how I feel on a daily basis.
Bad habits put me in a sad and lonely place for much of my life. I wasn’t aware that I could control them, thinking that this was simply the life I was given.
Good habits have transformed my life to a point where I’m on the journey to being the kind of person I want to be. I’m still a long way off, but I know that by following the routines I have in place that I will continuously improve and end up as close as possible to where I want to be.
We are often led to believe that it is what we think and say that defines our actions. But, really, our actions defines what we think and say. And we can choose our actions. By choosing new actions, who we are as a whole will change.
I firmly believe we’re all much more capable than we give ourselves credit for. Unfortunately, as we hit adulthood, we create beliefs and develop a mindset that says we can’t do this or that because of certain reasons. In most cases, those reasons are fabrications, developed by fear or past bad experiences. The longer we continue to believe those reasons are true, the stronger they will get and the weaker we will become.
In this blog I’m going to feed in my personal experience with habits, as well as what’s out there in the science in this space (and behavioural change more broadly). I have three goals with this blog:
- Help you recognise and dismantle your bad habits
- Help you work out what good habits you want, based on your goals
- Help you build and maintain those good habits
If this somehow develops into a community, I hope that guidance and ideas will come from everyone – not just me.
I will post to this blog at least once a week. I may, from time to time, post about other interests just to mix it up. I have quite a broad range of things I’m into and enjoy talking about, so while those posts may largely be for the purpose of entertaining, they may also intrigue you enough to develop an interest in them to as you seek to work out your goals.
Until next week,