A lot of people talk about habits. Habits of Successful People. Habits of Productive People. Habits of Healthy People. I want to be those things!
There's also a lot of research and documentation of how to build habits and how to stick with them, and probably most of it is great. I haven't really delved into any of that. I'm sure it would be helpful, but I also think a good way to form a habit is to do them and keep doing them, until they becomes so. We'll see how well that works.
This Summer I have been on a journey to create some of the habits I hope to adopt. Perhaps my busy season, the high season in the town where I live, my husbands busy season, is not the best time to try making strides in this direction. Despite that fact, I have made strides. For the rest of the year, I plan to work more seriously and devote more mental energy on building new habits.
I often have so many thoughts or ideas that it helps me to write them down. I love to use this space for things like that. So, here are just some habits I hope to create:
-Morning walks - This is an old habit that I want to get back into. The Summer saw some progress here but the resent heat waves have driven to indoors.
-Cleaning routines - There are many that I want to adopt on a more habitual basis. The list is too long to write out here.
-Stretching and exercise - This has been on my list forever. I am not getting any younger and I want to be active, limber, and healthy well into old age. I better get started!
-Morning pages - By all accounts this is a great practice for the mind. It helps stress, creativity, writing skills, dexterity.
-Work regularly on side hustles - I have a lot of plans, but to make them happen is going to take regular routines, better start making some habits to make that work.
How do you create habits? What habits do you want to adopt in the next few months? Leave a list in the comments to inspire the rest of us!