We get to choose to believe the stories that hold us back, make us feel small and unworthy, and keep us from committing to our goals. The feeling of deserving is just that: a feeling. It is not a truth or a fact.
Sheryl Sandberg, author and Facebook COO, wrote a post leading into the 2016 New Year, which talked about a habit that she
With a little consciousness and self-discipline, we can cultivate strong, good habits. Improve our health. Be closer to our best selves.
It takes a daily commitment to keep that relationship flame burning bright.
GPS for the Soul
Creating good habits is easy. Maintaining good habits is hard. When I was younger, I had a ton of bad habits.
The quality of our lives is very much derived from the same routines that we repeat daily. But of all the routines that we might posses, it's our morning routines that are quite possibly the most important. What we do in the morning helps to set the pace for the day.
A keystone habit is no more difficult to form than any other habit, yet it provides the most benefits.
GPS for the Soul
Perseverance is hard to teach. Only through experiences can you persevere, but I believe that other people's journeys can leave a lasting impression on you; You can glean snippets of how to persevere when life presses against you on all sides.
No matter what you use in your day, as soon as you're done using it, put it back. First, you're clearing out the clutter
Just because you're struggling with self-discipline doesn't mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you'll stick to your healthier habits -- even when you don't feel like it.
While ignoring your bad habits may help you feel good initially, that avoidance will eventually catch up to you. When you don't address the unproductive and unhealthy things you're doing alongside your good habits, you'll stagnate.
Let's be nice to ourselves. We only have one body, one mind, and one life. Why not treat them with care and respect? Eat to feel alive, not guilty. Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate your body. Live because you enjoy your life, not because you have to exist.
Eat what's in season. OK, so the sweet corn, strawberries and all those wonderful summer fruits may be disappearing from
My hope is that by forming good habits early on and sharing them with others, I can do my part in establishing a new baseline for a generation as it begins to tackle the "real world." We have it in us to be successful and to help others, but we must first do all we can to help ourselves.
I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.
So there it was... this input field with a pulsating cursor, waiting for me to type a password that I'll have to re-enter for the next 30 days. Then, letting all the frustration go, I remembered a tip I heard from my former boss. I'm gonna use a password to change my life.
The secret to a less stressful, more fulfilling life isn't just about replicating someone else's habits. It's about creating ones that help rather than hurt you. And while dropping bad habits is a great idea, the reason that's so hard is because it always sounds restrictive and loss-oriented. I have a better way: Replace old habits with more rewarding rituals.
You brush twice a day and even swish your mouthwash, every so often, yet your decades-old spool of floss sits forgotten and