Habits make us. If you have a habit of investing $1000 every month, good for you. And I bet you have a healthy relationship with money. And can I call you for a loan? Just kidding☺ If you have a habit of eating unhealthy food all day long, then you probably don’t have a healthy relationship with your own health. Why not? The relationship you have with yourself shows in your habits. What do your habits say about your relationship with yourself? Think about your habits. And ask yourself, “does this habit serve me to be healthy and well?”. If not, can you change it? Do you even want to? And what does it take to make a new, healthy habit? Depends on how much you want it.
Years ago, I made a decision to stop drinking diet Pepsi. I knew diet Pepsi wasn’t good for my health, but I was stuck in a habit of drinking one each morning in the car, and another one later in the day. I thought because of the “diet” aspect I was all good. But I knew better. So, I made myself develop a new habit. It was a conscious decision to stop buying diet Pepsi, and a conscious decision to drink water in a reusable water bottle. And it was tough. I’m not going to lie. I could feel it in my muscles when I wanted to grab a can. I had to flex my brain to make myself grab my water bottle instead. And I finally did it. It took about 3 months, but I successfully broke myself of my diet Pepsi habit. And then I lost 5 pounds without trying, and I thought “hot-damn! an added bonus”. And I showed myself that it’s all in my decision-making in how I show up for myself. I wanted my habits to reflect my relationship with my health, and I wanted to be healthy. We each have the power to choose our habits. Do yours support you well?