WHY can’t I keep the good habits like I do the bad? I do all the right things, like focusing for 30 days. For example our writing chapter does a 100 day club challenge. You write 100 words for 100 days. It is designed to set a habit of writing each day. It works . . . for awhile.
Coffee, I was advised to stop drinking it or greatly reduce my intake. To do this the doctor said to stop drinking coffee, and tea. Even herbal tea so that I could set a habit. I hated this one, but I did and it worked . . . for awhile.
Walking, now there’s classic good habit. Try as I might I can’t get into it and stay, Not so with my husband. Jack walks nearly every day. Rain or shine. Of course he has a consistency that I don’t have. He doesn’t like the furniture to be re-arranged and even gets upset if the remote gets moved to another end table. He sits in the same area, preferably the same pew in church every week. Getting a picture here? According to what I’ve read consistency is the key so now all I have to do is find it.
In researching habits I found one piece of advice that may work. It said, “Don’t go to the gym if you hate it.” Got that one. It went on to say, “Find diets, exercise, financial plans and work routines that are fun to follow and support you.”
So it’s April, and I’m off to find good habits that I like. Wish me luck in not finding more bad habits instead.