Habits. We have good ones and we have bad ones. We can add them and subtract them from our lives.
Removing white carbs. Adding a daily walk. Decreasing alcohol. Increasing the number of books we read. Each incremental change makes a difference. And then one day we realize we are feeling stronger, walking faster, getting new ideas and overflowing with energy.
A habit happens unconsciously. We reach for the food or the remote or the glass. If we can rewire that unconscious thought, we can make change. Then one day we actually end up craving the good choice.
Philosopher Will Durant said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
It is a habit. What habits can we drop from our lives? What habits can we add? The fewer choices we have, the more likely we will make the one that we are used to making. If it is a good choice, we will grow from that decision.
Here’s to making and breaking habits one day at a time.